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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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The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has scheduled two public meetings to seek comments on the latest version of its plan to address pollution and related problems in the lake.

A draft of the Lake Erie Protection & Restoration Plan 2013 has been completed, including proposals the commission and its member agencies plan to adopt over the next several years to improve conditions in the lake and its basin.

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Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers have twice seized a large amount of marijuana from motorists on the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County in a two-day span.

On July 20, troopers stopped a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse around 8 p.m. for a speeding violation on the turnpike in Lake Township.

After a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the vehicle, troopers searched it and found 27 vacuum sealed bundles of marijuana, weighing a total of 33 pounds.

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Voters this fall will decide whether to support a 0.5-mill, five year levy on the ballot to maintain current senior citizen services and facilities in the city.

City council at a meeting on Monday unanimously approved a resolution in favor of placing the measure on the Nov. 5 ballot.

The levy would generate about $200,000 annually, according to Council President Tom Susor.

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