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The Lake Township trustees have taken a stand against bills pending in the state legislature that could have a significant impact on costs paid by individuals and businesses for electric service.

The board of trustees Tuesday approved a resolution opposing Senate Bill 58 and House Bill 302, contending the bills unfairly impose fees on consumers that should be borne by utility companies. The bills would amend the state’s electric utility law passed in 2008 that promotes alternative energy sources.

“When consumers pay for energy-efficient light bulbs, products and upgrades it

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The Maumee Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is sponsoring a special archery deer hunt for mobility-impaired hunters Nov. 16 and 17 at Maumee Bay State Park.  Hunters will be chosen in a drawing set for Nov. 12, said Gary Robison, a volunteer with the chapter.  Online applications are available at wheelinsportsmen-mvnwtf.webs.com and are due Nov. 11.  Robison said he expects 12 hunting locations to be open each day.  Ohio Department of Natural Resources regulations will be in effect for the hunt, he said.

Ken Hetrick sees few options for his wild animal refuge in Stony Ridge.

The owner of Tiger Ridge Exotics – home to a collection of six tigers, three lions, a leopard, a grizzly bear, a timber wolf and a liger; many of them elderly – Hetrick is convinced he can’t afford the costs associated with a new state permit and regulation program.

One quote for liability insurance he received is $376 a month, he said, and required changes to the fencing could cost thousands of dollars.

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With a potential bonanza coming for the Eastwood school district, superintendent Brent Welker is emphasizing to voters that a permanent improvement renewal levy on Tuesday’s ballot is still needed.

The 2-mill, 5-year levy generates about $265,095 annually and has been in effect for 20 years, allowing the district to meet the costs of repair and maintenance projects that aren’t covered by operating revenues.

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Northwood City Council at a meeting on Oct. 24 approved the designation of a new Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) to spur economic development.

It is situated in the middle of two currently designated CRA’s on the west and east sides of the city, said Administrator Bob Anderson. The issue has been discussed previously at economic development committee meetings.

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