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Citizen’s police academy has openings
The Wood County Sheriff's Department says it has six seats available for the Citizen's Police Academy, which will be held Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. beginning Sept 12.

The academy will run through Nov. 14 and the sessions will be held at the sheriff’s department in Bowling Green.

In addition to the department’s operations and duties, the academy will also include sessions with other county and state agencies involved in crime prevention.

The sheriff’s department is located at 1960 E. Gypsy Lane Road.

For information call Deputy Jill Holland at 419-354-9088 or

Hearing rescheduled
A hearing before the Lake Township trustees to consider a zoning application of Michigan Protein, Inc. has been rescheduled for Sept. 3 at 6 p.m.

A representative of the company wasn’t present for a hearing set for last week.

The company is seeking to have the A-1 agricultural zoning classification of property at 5963 Walbridge Rd. changed to M-1 light industrial.

Richard Welling, a trustee, said the company intends to use the site to store used cooking oil before it is transported to Michigan where it will be reprocessed.

Melanie Bowen, who chairs the board of trustees, said last week she has questions about the company’s plans for residential trailers on the site.

Road work
Ottawa County crews will be replacing a cross-over on Toussaint Road North, between Suhrbier Road and Graytown Road this week.

The work is expected to continue through Aug. 29. No traffic will be permitted in the construction zone.

For information contact the county engineer’s office: 419 734-6777.

Secure schools
Eastwood schools opened the school year with some new security measures in place.

Lower level elementary classroom windows and exterior doors have been fitted with a film designed to make a forced entry more difficult.

In case of a forced entry attempt, the film will allow school officials time to contact law enforcement and put the district’s safety protocols in action, said Brent Welker, district superintendent.

He said all of the buildings will be locked once the school day begins.

Parents and other visitors will have to buzz the office during school hours to be allowed entry and once in the building they are required to go directly to the office.




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