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Ottawa County’s coroner hasn’t been on the job and his deputy coroner has been handling the elected office duties.

The medical office staff of Dr. Daniel Cadigan of Catawba Island confirmed Tuesday he is out of the office for six weeks for personal reasons. Cadigan’s deputy coroner, Dr. David Bodie of Port Clinton, is handling coroner’s calls in his absence, the staff member said.

Cadigan, whose private number is not listed in the telephone book, wasn’t available for further comment.

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Representatives of The Home Depot have indicated they plan to attend this week’s meeting of the Troy Township trustees and offer more details about a planned distribution center the company is considering, Matthew Brinker, a trustee said.

The trustees will hold their regular meeting June 26 at 7 p.m. at the fire hall on Krotzer Avenue in the Village of Luckey.

In May, the township zoning commission approved site plans submitted by the company for about 150 acres located south of U.S. 20.

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The condition of the Lake Township Cemetery, including its finances, came up for discussion Tuesday after a resident told township trustees she saw grass left untrimmed around many headstones .

Marge Willman said she was dismayed during a recent visit to the cemetery on Walbridge Road to see some headstones obscured from view by tall grass.

Melanie Bowen, who chairs the board of trustees, said the board hasn’t hired seasonal help for the 40-acre cemetery as an austerity measure.

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Automated photo speed and red light enforcement traffic cameras at two intersections in Northwood have been deactivated.

“I’m convinced that there are still four votes on council against renewing the contract for the traffic cameras. They are not wavering,” City Administrator Bob Anderson said of city council last week.

Since the city’s three year contract with Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., expired on April 23, Anderson said there is no reason for the cameras to continue catching motorists speeding or running red lights. The strobe lights emitted by the cameras, which caused speeding motorists to cringe as they crossed the intersections, are no more.

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Bids to construct a detention pond at Greenway Estates subdivision expired on June 16th before Northwood City Council could decide whether to proceed with the project.

The bids were good for 60 days, which ended on June 16, Administrator Bob Anderson said last Wednesday.

It doesn’t necessarily mean the project will not go forward, he added.

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