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Oregon Councilman Michael Sheehy will fill the seat vacated by State Rep. Matt Szollosi, it was announced on Wednesday.

Sheehy, who has been on council for nine terms, will serve the 18 months remaining in Szollosi’s two year term representing the 46th House District.

Oregon Councilmen James Seaman and Tom Susor were also among the local candidates who were interested in the seat.

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The Oregon school board on Thursday approved a four year contract with Dr. Lonny J. Rivera to be the district’s new superintendent.

Rivera, of Brown Road, has been principal of Wayne Trail Intermediate in the Maumee City Schools District since August, 2011.

The board set his annual salary at $119,000.

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Dan Wilczynski, who forfeited his seat as Walbridge Mayor in January, has pulled petitions to run for the mayor’s post again.

The Wood County Board of Elections said that Wilczynski, of 502 E. Perry St., and current Walbridge Mayor Ed Kolanko, of 212 Parkview Dr., as of Wednesday pulled petitions for mayor. The deadline to submit completed petitions to the board is August 7 at 4 p.m.

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Zoning issues in Lake and Woodville townships will be the subject this month of hearings.

An application to rezone a 1.23-acre parcel in Lake Township from agricultural to light industrial is on the agenda of the July 2 meeting of the Wood County Planning Commission.

The applicants would like to use the property, located at the southeast corner of Walbridge and E. Broadway, to house storage tanks which will be used in the recycling of biodegradable oils for restaurant use.

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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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