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Dr. Ted Bowlus, a Republican candidate for a seat on the Wood County Board of Commissioners, says the next board should make economic development a top priority and adopt a regional approach in the county’s water distribution and purification system.

 “But we have to be certain Wood County has equal representation and benefits from a regional format,” he said. “There have been three studies, one by Sylvania, one by Toledo and one by Wood County, and all three agreed there should be a regional approach for the future.”

  The economic health of Ottawa County and the health of Lake Erie are intertwined and high on the lists of priorities for candidates vying for seats on the board of commissioners.  

Mark Coppeler, the owner of a Port Clinton business, is challenging incumbent Jo Ellen Regal for a term that begins Jan. 3, 2017.  Coppeler, a Republican, said he made his decision to run for the office after listening to the concerns of small business owners, employees and homeowners and hearing a growing chorus of worry.

A parcel of land along Woodville Road that is going through the forfeiture process is being reviewed by Lake Township officials to determine if it offers any potential value for the township.

 The township trustees Tuesday authorized Mark Hummer, administrator, to conduct a search of liens and other obligations on the parcel that sits near the entrance to the Eastpointe on the Mall subdivision.

 The land is zoned for commercial use and measures slightly less than a half acre.

Oregon voters will consider a proposed curfew for minors that will be on the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Members of block watch groups promoted the curfew at Safety Committee meetings earlier this year, but city council on March 21 voted 5-2 against the measure.

At the time, city officials announced plans to beef up road patrols in areas where block watch groups have complained about juvenile crime and to post signs that restrict attendance at some parks.

But proponents of the curfew circulated petitions to get it on the ballot so voters could decide.




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