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Oregon City Council last month approved a zoning change from R-5 Condo-Residential to C-5 Navarre Avenue Business District for a vacant parcel at 3851 Navarre Ave.

The Oregon Planning Commission on Feb. 21 had voted 3-0 to recommend that the zoning change be approved to make way for a commercial office building.

Plans call for the unidentified business to create 80-100 well-paying jobs at the 4.77 acre site.

If the recent upswing in the development of Ohio’s oil and natural gas fields should make its way to Wood County, the county commissioners want to make sure the areas rural roads will be maintained in the event of heavier than normal traffic.

The commissioners are mailing copies of a letter they received from the state’s departments of transportation and natural resources to local officials that outlines a suggested agreement covering road use and maintenance issues where horizontal drilling projects may affect the infrastructure.

Ottawa County is revising its hazardous materials response team program with the help of a consultant.

A response team was assembled through the Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency about seven years, according to EMA Director Fred Petersen.

“Essentially, over the years there has not been a lot of involvement and we need to re-energize it,” Petersen said.

When the Lake school board last month approved cuts in spending of almost $1.2 million, superintendent Jim Witt also announced the administration would be posting a link on the district’s website to address rumors that would inevitably make their way through the community.

It hasn’t taken long for Rumor Central to be up and running.

Kristina Polk won’t pretend to be the lone spokesperson for the Ohio Young Birders Club, but you’ll have to admit she’s a very impressive representative.

Polk, 16, a junior at North Ridgeville High School, joined the OYBC after she attended the Biggest Week in American Birding at Maumee Bay State Park last year. Kim Kaufman, executive director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, and BSBO Education Director Ken Keffer introduced Polk to the OYBC.

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