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The Ottawa County Fair Board has voted to continue harness racing at the 2012 fair but plans to schedule it for only one day.

Seventeen members of the board present at the Dec. 20 meeting voted unanimously to continue the harness racing program, said Jon Overmyer, board treasurer.

Northwood City Council, in a special meeting on Wednesday, unanimously approved the city’s 2012 budget.

A special meeting had been called after council was unable to pass the budget on Dec. 15.

Currently there are 40 horizontally-fractured natural gas wells in Ohio — and 4,000 more expected in the next four years.

Even though eastern Ohio is where most of the natural gas drilling activity is now taking place, this presents an economic opportunity for Northwest Ohio businesses.

Oregon officials at a council meeting on Dec. 19 urged businesses that were located in the Woodville Mall in Northwood to consider moving to Oregon.

The mall, which had opened as the first shopping mall in the area in 1969, was closed in December because of health department violations. Many of the business owners were frustrated that the mall had closed before Christmas, one of the busiest seasons of the year.

A medical emergency center is being proposed in Oregon at the corner of Dustin and Coy, according to city officials.

“The property that has been for sale for quite a while at the corner of Dustin and Coy has been sold and will be developed as a medical emergency center,” Councilman Jerry Peach said at a council meeting Dec. 19.

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