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The process for disciplining village employees is being restructured in Genoa.
At Monday night’s meeting, council passed an ordinance, with an emergency clause, that puts disciplining workers in the hands of the village administrator.
A pre-trial hearing for Joseph T. Bergman, Jr., who is charged with sexual battery, is scheduled for July 10 at 4 p.m. in Wood County Common Pleas Court.
Bergman, 28, was indicted May 16 by a Wood County grand jury on one count of sexual battery, a third degree felony, for an alleged incident with a Genoa High School female student in March.
Oregon City Council is considering a proposed ordinance that would set the maximum age requirement to 35 for those who want to join the police department.
Ohio Revised Code states that, unless provided by ordinance, the maximum age for a new officer is 35, Police Chief Mike Navarre said at a May 14 council meeting. “The city of Oregon is silent to that requirement. We are proposing 35.”
The troubled air conditioning system at the Ottawa County Detention Facility is being ousted just in time to tackle the summer heat.
The old refrigeration system will be replaced with one that uses a chiller unit that distributes cooled fluid through a loop system throughout the building at the rear of the Ottawa County Courthouse, said Jim Adkins, Ottawa County building and grounds superintendent.
The formation of a Special Weapons and Tactics team to service northern Wood County is proceeding.
The Lake Township trustees Tuesday approved a resolution to reimburse Perrysburg Township $5,580 for the bulk purchase of vests and helmets for the team, which will include police officers from Lake and Perrysburg townships, City of Northwood, Village of Walbridge, Owens Community College, and CSX Rail Co.
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