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 Lake Township officials have had to wade through a lengthy process when dealing with severely blighted structures in the township but have begun to see results.

 Last week, a dilapidated house at 29577 E. Broadway was razed - nearly a year after township trustees approved a resolution requesting the Wood County building inspector and health department inspect the property as well as two adjacent houses at 30854 and 30848 Drouillard Rd.   A house and out buildings at 28562 Lemoyne Rd. were later added to the inspection list.

There was a farmers market and the fire department held an open house to display new equipment; there were raffles and food vendors, crafters and music.

 For the merchants in Elmore, the first Explore Elmore Day was a success.

 Organizers met last Wednesday to assess the event that was held May 6 to showcase the village’s historic downtown business district on Rice Street.

 In the space of a few hours, the Benton-Carroll-Salem school board and administration learned the district’s future tax revenues could be drastically lower from what they’d been in the past.

 In early March, board members, superintendent Guy Parmigian and treasurer Cajon Keeton met with state lawmakers who shared news of Gov. John Kasich’s budget proposal that included a likely loss of about $652,000 in funding for the district.  Just hours later, the school officials learned that FirstEnergy would be submitting a plan to the Ohio Department of Taxation to devalue its electric generation equipment after the company reported a 2016 full-year GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) loss of $6.2 billion.

 The board of trustees of the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District will meet in a special session May 24 at 6 p.m.to continue the search for a new fire chief.  The former chief, Denny Hartman, has retired to accept a position with the Oregon Fire Department.  The board will meet at the district headquarters, 3155 N. Genoa-Clay Center Rd. The meeting is open to the public but the board may convene into executive session to discuss the hiring process.

After completing his training and receiving the required certification, Leonard will be on duty May 22 in Clay Township where he’ll be on patrol with police chief Terry Mitchell.

 Leonard, a 50-pound pit bull, is the newest addition to the township police department and has been trained for narcotics detection.

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