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Pemberville bracing for melting snow, flooding

Pemberville mayor Gordan Bowman is hoping that nearly a foot of snow melts real slow after expected 40-plus degree weather over the weekend.

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A sergeant in the Village of Genoa Police Department who mocked a neighboring police chief in Facebook post cartoons has been disciplined for his actions.

Sgt. Todd Mocniak took down the Facebook posts referencing Clay Township Police Chief Terry Mitchell and had “corrective counseling” in a one-on-one session with Chief Bob Bratton in early December, the chief said. Clay Township borders part of Genoa and the departments regularly assist one another with mutual aid calls.

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Northwood officials are continuing to discuss the possibility of being part of a regional dispatch center with other communities in Wood County, but nothing yet has been decided.

Lake Township Police Chief Mark Hummer recently gave a presentation on the topic to Northwood City Council. Hummer, who is leading the effort, has made similar presentations to Lake Township, Walbridge and Rossford, which would also be part of the center.

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Working on commercial and residential building projects in Ottawa County comes with a price in 2014.

A new contractor registration fee took effect Jan. 1 in the Ottawa County Building Inspection Department. The cost for a certificate of registration is $100 per trade annually, with a maximum fee of $200, according to the motion passed in early November by the Ottawa County Commissioners.

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Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian and Councilman Terry Reeves, chairman of Oregon’s Recreation and Parks Committee, last summer told the president of the James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center that accurate information on a proposed 0.5-mill senior services levy should be provided to voters to increase chances of getting it passed.

Seferian and Reeves told Bob Marquette, president of the center, that voters don’t like to be “duped.”

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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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