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A state regulator has postponed a vote that could determine whether or not FirstEnergy customers will receive millions of dollars in rebates of renewable energy credit overcharges.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio had been scheduled to hear the case July 31 but delayed it until Aug. 7. The delay was needed to “fine tune” an order that will decide if FirstEnergy overpaid for renewable energy credits and passed the overcharges on to customers, PUCO Chairman Todd Snitchler told the Associated Press.

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The Northwood school board is looking at three possible sites to construct a new elementary, middle, and high school combination facility for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students.

The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) approved over $11.5 million in state funding earlier this month to construct the building. The OSFC, which oversees the state’s school facility renovation and construction program, also approved three possible locations where the school will be built: The former Lark Elementary School on Andrus Road on the west side, 20 acres of school owned property on Bradner Road on the east side, and on property where the schools are currently located at Woodville and Lemoyne roads, according to Superintendent Greg Clark.

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Woodmore hires contractors for new building
The Woodmore school board has approved resolutions for hiring contractors for the new elementary/middle school, which is being funded by state and local revenues.

Resolutions accepting bids were approved for:
• Studer-Obringer, Inc. for general trades.

• C.R.M., Inc., for roofing.

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The Wood County commissioners will designate the county’s share of casino tax revenue this year for bridge projects.

The commissioners said last week they’ve approached Ray Huber, county engineer, about preparing a top 10 list of bridges in need of replacement as identified in the engineer’s annual bridge inspection report.

The 10 bridges would be in addition to bridge projects Huber’s office has slated for 2014.

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On a busy Thursday afternoon, The Press welcomed an unexpected visitor to our offices, located on Woodville Road in Millbury.

Michigan native Jim Casha stopped into the Press office to grab some respite from the heat and to discuss his journey – a walk from Lansing to Washington, D.C. intended to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Once in Washington, he hopes to call on state and national lawmakers to address the issue by appropriating funding for intervention and outreach programs.

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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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