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Woodmore school officials are banking on a spring levy to wipe away the winter blues.
 
The Woodmore Board of Education Tuesday agreed to put a 2.99-mill emergency levy before voters May 4, schools treasurer Kevin Slates said.
 
The emergency levy would cover the cost of utilities, salaries, benefits and other expenses.
 
The decision was hard for school officials but necessary, they say.
 
The district, which spans portions of Ottawa and Sandusky counties, would receive about $450,000 annually over the next five years, beginning in January 2011 if voters approve the levy.

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Two injury accidents occurred last Tuesday within a 20 minute period and just a half mile from each other on I-75.
 
The Northwood Police and Fire departments responded to the first accident, an injury crash involving seven vehicles at northbound I-75 between Wales Road and Miami Street at 2:12 p.m.
 
A silver Kia traveling north on the inside lane lost control when its tires got caught up in the snow that was along the center median wall, according to police.
 
The Kia, driven by 19-year-old Keith Logue, spun out and was facing south in the northbound lane, which caused a chain reaction leading four more northbound vehicles to crash. An additional vehicle lost control but did not sustain any damage. Another vehicle involved was not identified because it fled the scene, said police.

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With less revenue flowing into city coffers, Northwood is considering deeper budget cuts or the possibility of an increase in the income tax.
 
Mayor Mark Stoner said last week that there was nearly a 5 percent reduction in revenue in January compared to last January.
 
“The income tax collections were $184,097, a decrease of $8,934, or 4.6 percent from the same period of 2009,” Stoner told council at a Feb. 11 meeting.
 
Stoner said he would be regularly providing council with financial updates from Finance Director Toby Schroyer at each council meeting.

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Oregon city council on Monday will vote to accept the final tap-in charges for the installation of a sanitary sewer that will serve several parcels in the area of Lallendorf Road and Cedar Point Development Park.
 
“Along the way, it serves 11 properties,” said Finance Director Kathy Hufford at a Committee of the Whole meeting last Monday. “There is no requirement for property owners to tap in. But when they need to tap in due to septic failure, or they just want to tap in, the fee they have to pay is listed in the ordinance.”
 
Those fees range from a low of $5,957.39 to a high of $61,368.28.
 
Councilman Jerry Peach said the project “is of great benefit to property owners.”

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Jerusalem Township trustees want former Trustee Rodney Graffis to reimburse the township $20,174.04 that an audit in 2007 showed he had improperly received for health insurance coverage.
 
Trustee Joe Kiss said trustees plan to hire an attorney to seek recovery.
 
Trustees will begin interviewing candidates for legal counsel, he added.

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