12/19/14 – 6:47 A.M.

The village of North Baltimore has passed its 2015 budget. The Sentinel-Tribune reports council approved a $4.6 million measure at their meeting this week. Village officials say the budget will allow for the same level of services provided this year without a major increase in funding.

The village’s biggest expense is for water filtration. That budget line was set at more than $533,000.

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2/6/14 – 6:47 A.M.

North Baltimore residents will not be voting on an EMS levy this spring. The Courier reports village officials want to consider more options regarding emergency medical services, so they have opted to not put a measure on the ballot. While the levy won’t be up for a vote in May, it could be placed on the November ballot.

The village council had been considering a five year, 3-mill levy to generate $120,000 annually for emergency medical services. However officials are continuing to assess the situation and are considering contracting with a private ambulance company among other options.

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1/27/14 – 5:28 A.M.

North Baltimore residents interested in the future of EMS services can attend a meeting set for tonight to learn more about the issue. Village officials will meet in the Wolfe Community Room at the North Baltimore Public Library at 6:30 p.m. to gather public input.

Concerns have been growing in the community about EMS response times, daytime staffing, and bill collection among other issues. Administrators are considering hiring part-time EMS members to bolster the current volunteers, or contracting with a private ambulance company.

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12/17/13 – 6:49 A.M.

The North Baltimore School District will start the search for a new superintendent soon. According to the Courier the school board is expected to vote tonight on an agreement with the Ohio School Boards Association for help in searching for a new candidate to the lead the district. If the contract is approved it will cost the board around $6,900 plus expenses.

Marlene North, the current superintendent, is slated to retire June 30.

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