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Officials from communities in Wood, Lucas, and Ottawa counties have been invited to a meeting later this month to address flooding and drainage problems that have afflicted the area after rain storms.

The City of Northwood has extended invitations to what it is calling a Water Drainage Summit April 28 at the city council chambers.

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The Wood County Commissioners are enlisting the help of local officials to oppose increases in state fees for municipal solid waste and construction/demolition debris disposed at landfills.

In a letter to State Representative Randy Gardner and State Senator Mark Wagner that was forwarded to local elected officials in the county, the commissioners argue against the proposed increases, calling them “…another tax on our citizens.”

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Farrukh Yussupov enjoys watching MTV and The History Channel.

He ran cross-country at Clay High School last fall and works out with the International Boxing Club a few days a week.

Mary Takacs will tell you the 17-year-old native of Taraz, Kazakhstan, also likes to eat - a lot.

 

“He eats me out of house and home,” Takacs said, chuckling. “He’s 5 foot 9 and skinny as a rail, but, oh my, can this kid eat. When we first got him, he told me what food he likes.

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For Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton, this weekend was one for starting yet another report.
 
Like other members of the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association, Sheriff Bratton is preparing a compilation of his department’s operations, including its responsibilities in the event of a security problem at the Davis Besse Nuclear Power Station.
 
Behind the facts and figures of his report will be a passion Sheriff Bratton has for an issue that’s been weighing on his mind for the better part of a year – the state’s deteriorating financial situation and its impact on local law enforcement.

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Oregon City Council last month voted 4-3 to purchase a 15 acre parcel off Pickle Road for a passive park.
 
The city bought the property, at 3521 Pickle Road, from George and Carrie Tschann for $195,000.
 
Councilmen Terry Reeves, Mike Sheehy, Clint Wasserman, and James Seaman voted in favor of the purchase. Councilmen Jerry Peach, Bill Myers, and Mike Seferian were opposed.

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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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