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Forfeited land up for auction
A public auction of forfeited land in Wood County is scheduled for Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. at the county office building in Bowling Green.

Michael Sibbersen, county auditor, said there are 51 parcels listed for sale but some parcels could be dropped from the list if the owners pay delinquent taxes.

The parcels are located in 17 jurisdictions: Lake Twp., Bairdstown, Portage Twp, Bloomdale, Millbury, Risingsun, Bloom Twp., Milton Twp, Rossford, Bowling Green, North Baltimore, Walbridge, Cygnet, Perrysburg, Weston, Jerry City, and Perrysburg Twp.

The former Smith Foundry lots in North Baltimore and former Bloomdale Lumber Co. lots are on the list.

Registration for the sale will begin at 9:30 a.m. Successful bidders will receive an auditor’s deed for each parcel, giving clear title. There is a fee for the deed and transfer. Federal tax liens, however, may not be extinguished.

Salaries added to database
The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions has included salaries of employees of the Ohio Turnpike Commission to its database of state salaries.

The database includes a pension calculator that estimates each worker’s yearly pension based on a 30-year career.

According to the data, total gross wages for employees grew more than 41 percent 2004 to 2009.

The commission added 191 new employees during that time – an increase of about 20 percent. The number of employees receiving more than $100,000 in pay increased from four to 12.

The state salary data tool is available at

Zoning change
The Allen Township Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a hearing Dec. 20 to decide an application for a conditional use permit filed by Robert Dedo, who wants to store a commercial truck and equipment in an outbuilding at 6421 N. Old Stone Trail.

The hearing will start at 7 p.m. and be held at the township hall, 21030 W. Toledo St., Williston.

Road closed
Graytown Road, between Moline-Martin Road and Trowbridge Road, will be closed during the day until Dec. 14, according to David Brunkhorst, Ottawa County engineer.

The road will be closed 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to motorists. It will be open to emergency vehicles and bus traffic.

Hazmat exercise
The Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a hazardous materials exercise Dec. 9 from 8-11 a.m. in Port Clinton.

The Port Clinton Fire Department, North Central EMS District, Port Clinton Police Department, and Magruder Hospital will also participate in the exercise, which will test the county’s plans for handling contaminated victims, communication between responders and the public, and managing resources for emergency situations.

Visitors to Magruder may see fire trucks and ambulances near the emergency room entrance where a decontamination zone will be set up but the hospital will remain open throughout the exercise.

For information call Fred Petersen (419) 734-6900.



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