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It was 1980 when LisaAnne Gregg began working as a dispatcher at the Walbridge Police Department. The office used four or five cassette decks – each attached to a separate phone line – to record calls. Messages were written on a typewriter – fire calls in red ink and police calls in black – and a written log of every incoming call was maintained.

Thirty-three years and two other police agencies later, Gregg can look back at a dispatching career that saw so much change in technology even she is amazed.

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Districts replacing textbooks with digital learning

Oregon School officials said at a December board meeting they’ve noticed more students leaving school without their back packs.

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Village council in Oak Harbor has selected a new engineering firm to help the village fix its sewer system overflow problems.
 
At a special meeting, council voted unanimously to hire Jones & Henry Engineers Ltd. for its environmental needs regarding the sewer system, councilman Jon Fickert said. The company has offices in both Toledo and Cincinnati.
 
Council then directed Administrator Robert Pauley to negotiate a contract with the firm.

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Woodville officials are planning a review of the village’s policies covering the maintenance and planting of trees, hoping to make residents more aware that while trees bring many benefits to a community they can also cause problems.

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 A grant awarded to Wood County to help pay for the resurfacing of a stretch of East Broadway was welcomed by Lake Township officials, who say the project is sorely needed.
 
The county commissioners recently approved an agreement with the Ohio Public Works Commission for a grant of $325,000 to partially pay for the project, said Andrew Kalmar, county administrator.

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