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Review board to be dissolved


Elmore village officials are considering a measure that would retain some elements of a board that was established to oversee improvement projects in the downtown business district funded by a grant program.

Village council has asked its legal counsel to draft legislation for moving most of the responsibilities of a design review board to the village planning commission.

Who couldn’t use a little help stretching their grocery budget, especially these days?

For many struggling to make ends meet, help putting food on the table might be nothing short of heaven-sent.

Angel Food Ministries, a non-profit, non-denominational organization, is offering relief from soaring grocery prices and the best part is, there are no restrictions or guidelines - if you eat, you qualify.

Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn has announced his department’s new “Cyber Block Watch”  email program.

Residents may receive twice-monthly email posts that include information about recent crimes, suspects, and crime prevention tips as well as breaking news about crime sprees.

Local communities have prepared a list of shovel-ready projects they hope will get funding from the federal stimulus bill recently passed by Congress. Officials have only a couple of weeks to submit the projects to state officials, who will decide which communities will get the millions of dollars allocated for infrastructure improvements.

Northwood’s list includes road resurfacing and intersection improvements, according to Administrator Pat Bacon. The projects include an intersection improvement at Bradner and Curtice roads. Concrete abutments at the intersection make it difficult for vehicles to turn at the intersection.

Lucas County’s Living Green, Saving Green pilot project will demonstrate how homeowners can easily cut energy costs and reduce carbon emissions with the installation of different energy efficient products in 11 homes next week.
 
The homes, chosen by an independent review panel comprised of representatives from the United Way of Greater Toledo, Owens Corning, Neighborhood Housing Services, Gross Electric, and Columbia Gas, will be retrofitted with products donated by donating companies.
 
The products will be installed by the participating homeowners, Living Green Saving Green volunteers, and corporate sponsors.

water crisis

Are you prepared for another water crisis this summer if there is an algae bloom that shuts down the water supply?
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