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A hearing will be held on Thursday in the Wood County Court of Common Pleas on Northwood’s efforts to get the owners of the Woodville Mall to tear down the dilapidated structure.

“The court has to decide that the mall is a nuisance, and that it’s a hazard to public health and safety,” said City Administrator Bob Anderson. “People are breaking in, there’s broken glass. It’s dangerous. We’re asking the court to grant us relief by ordering the owner to abate the nuisance. At this stage, it almost means demolishing it.”

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Northwood City council on July 23 agreed to use storm water management funds to excavate a detention pond at the Greenway Estates subdivision near the Woodville Mall to improve drainage in the area.

The ordinance has two more readings before it becomes law.

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Death penalty issue goes to judge

Whether or not the death penalty specification should be dismissed in the case of a Fremont man indicted for the murder of his estranged wife will be decided by Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters.

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A pay raise for teachers in the Lake School District comes with a slightly longer school day.

The Lake Education Association and school board have come to agreement on a new three-year contract that includes pay raises and an extension of 15 minutes to the school day.

According to Jeff Carpenter, district treasurer, teachers will receive base salary increases of 2.75 percent in 2014, 2.25 percent in 2015, and 1.95 percent in 2016.

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A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the new Oregon Parks Bike Trail on Wednesday.

The paved connector will complete one of the area’s longest cycling and leisure trails and connect 4.9 miles of trails at Maumee Bay State Park with 3.3 miles of trails at Pearson.

The eight mile trail will connect Fassett Junior High, Starr Elementary and Clay High schools with Pearson Metropark and Maumee Bay State Park.

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