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        The food pantry operated by the Lake Township Firebelles may be temporarily without a home but that isn’t stopping pantry organizers from serving the community.

        Elsa Caudill said the pantry is continuing to distribute food to the needy and the Feed Our Neighbor Christmas basket program – in its 39th year – will be distributing baskets as planned, thanks to the usual small army of volunteers.

       A bill drafted to establish a single-payer health care plan in Ohio received its second hearing last week in the state legislature.

        Rep. Teresa Fedor, D-Toledo, is co-sponsoring House Bill 440, the Ohio Health Security Act, with Kennedy Kent, D-Columbus.

       The Ohio State Highway Patrol made three drug busts over a two-week span last month on the Ohio Turnpike and I-280, resulting in the seizure of marijuana, methamphetamine and Oxycodone with an estimated street value of $264,475.

        The K-9 unit of the Walbridge Police Department was called to assist at a Nov. 29 traffic stop on the turnpike after highway patrol troopers pulled over a GMC U-Haul box truck registered in Arizona for a lane violation about 12:51 a.m.

        A request by the Lake Township trustees for a speed limit study on Walbridge Road will be expanded to include the portion of the road from Lemoyne Road west to the Village of Walbridge.

        Last month, the trustees agreed to ask the Ohio Department of Transportation to conduct the study on Walbridge Road from Lemoyne Road east to State Rt. 51 with the intent of seeking a reduction from the current 55 MPH to 35 MPH.

        Oregon City Council recently voted unanimously to increase the water rates for the water treatment plant and water distribution system, and sewer rates for the wastewater treatment plant and sanitary sewer system.

        The new rates will be spread out over a three year period, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman.

        The water rate will increase by 15 percent next year, 10 percent in 2020, and 10 percent in 2021. The sewer rate will increase by 10 percent next year, 5 percent in 2020, and 5 percent in 2021, according to Roman.



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