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Next stop the ballot.

A joint resolution to place an issue on the May ballot to continue funding for the State Capital Improvement Program has received bipartisan support in both chambers of the legislature.

The program is administered by the Public Works Commission and provides financing for local government infrastructure improvements, including roads, bridges, sewer systems, water treatment plants and other projects.

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Oregon City Council last week approved the purchase of a utility vehicle with a front mounted snow blower, a GPS survey system, and a grinder for the Public Services Department.

The GPS system was purchased from City Blueprint of Toledo, Inc., for $22,972.

Public Service Director Paul Roman said the GPS survey equipment will be used for various designs and construction projects by city engineers.

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The Northwood Fire Department will be hosting the 140th Northwest Ohio Volunteer Fire Association (NOVFA) convention June 20-21.

According to Fire Chief Joel Whitmore, the convention is expected to bring in 1,000 firefighters to the city for the two-day event.

“We last hosted this event in 1978,” Whitmore said. “It is nice to bring something good into the community while we celebrate fire service in Ohio. A lot of old friends will be coming to town which should be a breath of fresh air here.”

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A committee meeting of Woodville Village Council is planned for Feb. 10 to discuss an application for a federal grant to purchase a S. Perry Street property as part of a hazard mitigation program.

The environmental and community development committee will meet at 7:45 p.m., following council’s regular meeting.

If the grant is received, the village will use the funds to purchase the property and demolish the residence, said Barb Runion, village fiscal officer.

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For over 20 years, the Luckey Ecumenical Assistance Fund (LEAF) has worked to assist individuals and families in need within the Eastwood Local School District with necessary resources such as food, electricity, or heat.

LEAF consists of five Luckey churches — Zion United Methodist, Faith United Methodist, Zion Lutheran, Salem Grace United Lutheran, and Emmanuel Free Will Baptist — that call themselves the “Luckey faith community.”

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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