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Village officials in Genoa are about to get tough on the owners of dilapidated homes.

The crackdown will begin in the new year, said Village Administrator Kevin Gladden, who doubles as the zoning inspector. He said the effort is something both he and Mayor Mark Williams have wanted to tackle for a while. The issue was brought up during this week’s meeting of village council.

The North America Project Development, LLC, has moved up the timeline to build a new power plant in Oregon to next summer.

“They have moved up the groundbreaking to June, 2013,” Administrator Mike Beazley said at a committee of the whole meeting on Dec. 3. The groundbreaking had previously been planned for October, 2013.

The Oregon school board is expected to vote on a planned grade reconfiguration at its December 18 meeting.

During a special board meeting held Monday, December 3, Superintendent Dr. Michael Zalar unveiled the district’s plans to reconfigure grades five through eight.

After hearing the concerns of a Plumey Road resident, the Lake Township trustees and police chief will ask the Wood County prosecutor’s office for more guidance in how far the township can go in limiting the operations of shooting ranges on private property.

Toby Slocum has some pretty straight forward advice for any commercial business owner when the discussion turns to electrical costs.

“What we tell customers is, you should shop your rate,” says Slocum, Energy Program Manager for GEM Energy.

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