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The Elmore Police Department is asking for anyone with information about thefts last year from Woodmore High School to come forward.

In a Jan. 20 news release, Sgt. Jeffrey Harrison calls the department’s investigation as “ongoing however not active unless new information is developed.”

The thefts were reported to police on Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 by Jim Kieper, the high school principal, and Steve Barr, athletic director. Kieper reported funds missing from “athletic event admissions” and Barr notified police of a “cash box reported stolen from unoccupied and unsecured concession building,” according to police reports.

A tip from Rossford police led investigators to a home in Genoa where a man and woman with outstanding warrants were hiding and arrested on drug-related charges.

Stephen Baczewski and Kaylynne Dean, both 26 and both of Rossford, have each been indicted on two felony counts of possession of drugs and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug abuse instruments.

Mark Mulligan, Ottawa County prosecutor, said the tip led officers to the home where the suspects were found hiding in a crawl space.

Both had outstanding warrants from Wood County, Mulligan said.

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to presspublications.com and clicking the icon in the upper right corner.


Hello All . . . from Vinton, LA, about 4 miles from the Texas border,

It’s time to admit there is a problem with how Ohio regulates the electric industry, says the Governing Board of the office of Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, which is calling for the establishment of a task force to study possible reforms.

A report by the board says it’s time for the state to address issues looming on the not-too-distant horizon, including what role renewable energy should play in the state’s future.

“First, there has to be a recognition of a problem; the problem is how we currently regulate this industry,” the report says. “There can be no other explanation as to why consumers’ electric costs are so very high when compared to all the gifts Ohio has inherited.”

If you have an opinion about future growth and development in Wood County a public workshop is scheduled for Feb. 10 to hear your ideas on the county’s next land-use plan.

The county planning commission will hold the forum from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Jr. Fair Building at the Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green.

The county’s current land-use plan was adopted in 2007. Since then, says Dave Steiner, director of the Wood County Planning Commission, development trends and regulations have changed.

It’s time, he says, to create a new, clear vision for the future.

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