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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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An upgrade in the village administration’s telephone system is almost complete in Genoa.

The communications update was necessary given the old system was nearly 15 years old, administrator Kevin Gladden said.

Liberty Consulting, also known as ISSO, is the company charged with handling the changeover. The estimated cost is about $12,000 but the final bill won’t be issued until the project is finished in the next few weeks, according to Chuck Brinkman, village fiscal officer.

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