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Law enforcement agencies in northern Wood County are planning the formation of a regional Special Weapons and Tactics team.

A team of 12 to 14 officers from police departments in Lake and Perrysburg townships, the cities of Northwood and Rossford, the Village of Walbridge, and Owens Community College would be organized, according to planners who say a regional approach to a SWAT would significantly improve response times over the current format that draws on equipment and personnel based at the Wood County Sheriff’s Department in Bowling Green.

Often, you hear about men of God who are called to serve after surviving a near-death blow from a deadly disease, or recovering from a life of abuse.

For the new minister at Echo Meadows Church of Christ on Starr Avenue, Oregon, it came while working as a police officer.

FirstEnergy management estimates 80 jobs will be terminated at the Bay Shore Plant in Oregon when three coal-burning units are shut down later this year while about 70 employees working at the plant’s fluidized bed boiler unit, which burns petroleum coke from a nearby oil refinery, won’t be affected by the closings.

The company announced last week its generation subsidiaries will retire six coal-fired plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland by Sept. 1, citing new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mercury and Air Toxics standards (MATS) and other regulations.

Pastor Dan Beaudoin of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge is heading to Haiti for nine days of missionary work, Feb. 3-12.

In 2010, an earthquake with seismic magnitude of 7 left one million people homeless, killed an estimated 316,000, and another 300,000 were injured. The government of Haiti estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings collapsed or were severely damaged.

The Village of Genoa is expected to benefit soon from its relationship with the Fremont Energy Center.

“We will be buying power from them at a discounted rate,” Village Administrator Kevin Gladden said, adding the move is made possible through the village’s membership in American Municipal Power Inc.

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