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Spouses with access to other medical insurance plans are getting bumped from Ottawa County’s employee insurance plan.

The move, coupled with increased premiums for single and family policies that also take effect Jan. 1, 2014, is an effort to curtail the insurance plan’s downward spiral. If nothing had been done, consultant projections place the county‘s self-insurance healthcare plan in the red about $1 million dollars by early 2014.

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The City of Oregon’s budget surplus over the years has grown to $4 million, mostly due to less costs on capital projects, a reduction in the number of city employees through retirements, and an increase in corporate tax revenue. 

“We’ve been fortunate,” said Councilman James Seaman, chairman of the Finance Committee. “We’ve made good choices and haven’t spent our money in a crazy manner. This has been building.”

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As Lake Township slowly proceeds with putting a nuisance abatement policy in place, a township trustee Tuesday said a new policy won’t be used for many property maintenance issues like those encountered in housing subdivisions and municipalities.

Richard Welling said most subdivisions in the township have or allow homeowner associations that can implement property maintenance rules and others have deed restrictions that have a similar function.

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Northwood City council on Sept. 26 approved a bid for the excavation of a detention pond at the Greenway Estates subdivision near the Woodville Mall.

Council approved the Service Committee’s recommendation that the contract be awarded to Paschal Bihn & Sons, who bid $273,791.50.

The city received five bids for the project, according to Councilman Jim Barton.

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A unit of the Ohio Attorney General’s office has been asked to investigate what happened during a Sept. 10 practice session of the Woodmore High School football team that reportedly left a sophomore player with a concussion and possible nerve damage.

Jill Del Greco, a spokesperson for the Attorney General, said the Bureau of Criminal Investigation will investigate the incident.

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