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The Press asked Councilman Dave Gallaher and Mayor Mark Stoner, who are running for Northwood mayor, questions to give voters a better understanding on where they stood on the issues facing the city. Here is what they had to say:

What is the biggest issue facing Northwood, and how would you address it as mayor?

District 3 incumbent councilman Mike Craig says the difference between he and challenger Shaun Enright is that he is pro-business.

Enright says he is all about neighborhoods.

“I have a different view than Mike on what’s needed for East Toledo. Our plan isn’t just something we pulled out of our pocket. I really feel our approach is the right approach. My plans are legit — they are well thought out,” Enright said.

The treasurer of the Oregon City Schools District has projected a 3-percent drop in revenues over the next five years.

Treasurer Jane Fruth at a school board meeting last week gave an update in the district’s five-year forecast, which projects a drop in state foundation funding, property taxes, and electric deregulation funds.

Phosphorus reduction recommendations coming
Recommendations on further reducing the impact of dissolved phosphorus on Ohio’s waterways will be presented to Gov. John Kasich by Feb. 1, says Scott McNally, director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Officials from the Ohio EPA and departments of agriculture and natural resources met last week at Maumee Bay State Park to discuss on-going efforts to reduce agriculture-related phosphorus from reaching the western basin.

Ottawa County residents short on cash have a new opportunity for a variety of assistance programs.

More than $500,000 has been released to Ottawa County for two Community Development Block Grant programs under its direction, according to Todd Bickley, Ottawa Regional Planning Commission director. A sum of $342,000 has been put aside for the Home Investment Partnerships Program and another $180,000 for the Community Housing Improvement Program.

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