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If projections by the state hold up, area towns will realize an increase this year in their allocations of local government funds – but not by much.

Probably not enough to satisfy the Lake Township trustees, who earlier this month approved a resolution asking for State Representative Tim Brown and State Senator Randy Gardner to push for restoring cuts to the funds, which are derived as a percentage from the state’s general revenues, including the sales and incomes taxes and others.

After seeing the township’s road budget hit by overtime costs for snow removal and road repairs, the trustees approved the resolution that says local government funds to the township have been cut by 30 percent “…an amount which now could be used for infrastructure repairs.”

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Oregon City Council on Monday approved a contract with Midwest Compost, Inc., to process and haul treated sludge from the wastewater treatment plant to an Ohio EPA approved landfill.

The purpose of the contract is to dewater a portion of liquid sludge and to provide additional volume storage for Phase 1 of the wastewater treatment plant secondary treatment improvement project, which calls for an increase in treatment capacity from 24 million gallons per day to 36 million gallons per day to eliminate secondary treatment bypasses and sanitary sewer collection system overflows during wet weather events.

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An Oak Harbor woman awaiting sentencing for trying to sneak drugs into a Toledo jail ran into trouble this weekend when she threatened to shoot a horse on her property.

Ann Goode, 42, of 2722 S. Muddy Creek North Road, was arrested March 21 at her home and charged with possession of a firearm while under disability. Convicted felons are not allowed to have a gun.

She remained in custody and was slated for a Wednesday arraignment in an Ottawa County court.

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A proposal to rezone 77 acres in Freedom Township from A-1 agriculture to M-1 industrial is on the agenda of the April 1 meeting of the Wood County Planning Commission.

Luckey Farmers, W. Main Street, Woodville, has filed the application with the commission for the zoning change to construct a grain elevator at the site.

The property is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of State Route 6 and CSX rail tracks.

Pemberville Road sits about 2,800 feet to the west of the site; Stein Road is about 1,800 feet to the north and Bradner Road is about 1,600 feet to the east. Land to the west, north and east are zoned for agricultural use and land to the south is zoned M-1.

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The harsh days of winter are hopefully behind us but Oak Harbor officials are already looking to curtail problems created by snow next year.

Village council is considering expanding the number of streets posted with snow emergency signs to include all streets within the corporation limits. Those signs state that when snowfall exceeds 2 inches all vehicles must be moved from the public pavement. This ensures snow plow drivers can pass through the area without being forced to maneuver around vehicles and can more efficiently clear the street.

The discussion grew out of complaints received by councilwoman Sue Rahm regarding snow piled up around several cars on a stretch of Water Street, from Maple Street to Finke Road.

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Giving money to people along road

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