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A recent traffic stop in Northwood led to the arrest of a suspect in a breaking and entering case of a Village of Walbridge residence dating back to November 2011.

The suspect, Joshua J. Baker, 21, was bound over last week to Wood County Common Pleas Court.

In announcing the arrest, Ken Frost, the village police chief, credited cooperation between his department and the Northwood, Lake Township, and Toledo departments and an agency in North Dakota where Baker had lived.

Oregon City Council has set a public hearing on April 23 in council chambers to consider a permanent Special Use Exemption in a non-agricultural area at 6338 Brown Rd. for the purpose of housing livestock.

The Planning Commission last April had recommended approval of a temporary SUE in an R-1 Low Density Residential District for the applicants and property owners, Mohamed Tawil and his wife Nabil.

The Tawils had initially requested to house two miniature ponies, four pheasants, four peacocks and 25 chickens at the site.

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.

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