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        The Lake Township trustees Tuesday approved a resolution to contract with a Fremont company to paint safety stripes on several roads for $10,650.

        Under the agreement, Zimmerman Pain Contractors, Hayes Ave., will stripe:

-Millbury Road, from State Rt. 51 to Walbridge Road

- Millbury Road, from Walbridge Road to State Rt. 579

        The Northwood Planning Commission on Monday recommended to city council that it change the language in the city’s zoning code that would prevent a mental health and drug treatment facility from locating at a site on Curtice Road.

        The Zepf Center recently purchased the 1.2 acre parcel at 4508 Curtice Road for $250,000 from Glenn and Meridith Hill on July 5, according to the Wood County Auditor’s website. The Hills had bought the property from James Jones and Joan Wielinski for $191,000 in 2011.

        The site, known as “Pumpkin Hill,” sold pumpkins and other autumn harvest products. One hundred percent of the profits were donated to charity.

       The property is zoned Rural Residential.

        The Oregon Fire Department is recruiting for part-time firefighter EMTs.

        The department offers flexible work schedules, great pay, an abundance of training opportunities, education reimbursement for paramedics, and more.

        As members of the fire department age and then retire, the need increases to recruit, explained Chris Mullins, president of the Oregon Fire Association.

        “We’re down 30 people within the fire department,” he said. Mayor Mike Seferian and City Administrator Mike Beazley tasked the union to come up with ideas to recruit and retain staff, he added.

        Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order last week to initiate action by state agencies and their partners toward further reduction of nutrient runoff from watersheds in Lake Erie’s western basin. Runoff from agricultural fertilizer applications is considered a leading contributor to harmful algae blooms that have plagued the western end of the lake.

       Community forums are being planned in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District to discuss an income tax request on the November ballot.

        The B-C-S school board voted unanimously earlier this month to place a 1 percent, 5-year tax issue on the Nov. 6 ballot.




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