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A bill that amends Ohio law by authorizing township police officers to arrest motorists for violations on national highways that aren’t part of the interstate highway system has passed in the state senate and is before Gov. John Kasich.  

Contract bids for a major ditch project spanning parts of Ottawa, Wood, and Sandusky counties will be opened Jan. 24.  A joint board of commissioners from the three counties approved the bid opening date for the project that entails removing log jams and leaning trees from Toussaint Creek.

 A roughly 34-mile stretch of the creek through the three counties will be cleared in a project that began with a petition submitted in 2014 to Wood County officials.

Oregon City Council recently approved an application for a Special Use Exception (SUE) in a C-2 General Commercial District zone to change a grocery store on Woodville Road into a welcome center and warehouse for the Toledo Refining Company.

The Kroger store at 1920 Woodville Road announced last year it would close the store, where the welcome center and warehouse will be located.

Council held a public hearing on the matter at a meeting last month.

Oregon City Council recently approved a Community Reinvestment Area Agreement with Alpont LLC that will provide tax abatement for the construction of a new chemical manufacturing facility at 4122 Corduroy Road.

The agreement provides the company with 100 percent tax exemption for a period of 15 years.

Alpont plans to hire 40 full-time permanent employees to work at the plant, with the hiring process expected to start this spring. The new employees will add $2,356,000 to the annual payroll.

The Benton-Carroll-Salem school board is considering two options for upgrading the entrance to the high school building to improve security.

 A decision will be made early next year, Guy Parmigian, superintendent, said.

 “We understand that security of students involves more than locked doors and cameras. We are sensitive and responsive to the social and emotional needs of all of our students and take all threats and bullying issues very seriously,” he said.

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