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 A former manager of funeral homes in Grand Rapids and Liberty Center sees an opportunity to fill a void in low-cost service in the funeral industry.

 Brian Habegger recently organized Habegger Funeral Services as a non-profit corporation and is partnering with area churches to provide families with other options when making funeral arrangements.

 The Ohio Department of Transportation expects to have final plans for a bridge project in Elmore approved by the spring of 2019.

 Theresa Pollick, a spokesperson for the department, said construction is scheduled to start in the spring of 2020 and be completed by the fall of 2021.

 A strong show of support by voters in the Woodmore School District for a levy renewal on Tuesday’s ballot can be attributed to the efforts of a committee of volunteers promoting the issue and to a growing trust in the school board’s management of district finances, Joe Liszak, board president, said last week.

 Voters had twice this year rejected the operating levy that generates about $600,000 annually for the school district but reversed themselves last week by approving the issue by a wide margin. In Sandusky County, it passed by 251 votes, 1,089 for to 838 against, while Ottawa County voters approved it by 311 votes, 1,003 for to 692. Results are unofficial.

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Dr. Ted Bowlus, a Republican candidate for a seat on the Wood County Board of Commissioners, says the next board should make economic development a top priority and adopt a regional approach in the county’s water distribution and purification system.

 “But we have to be certain Wood County has equal representation and benefits from a regional format,” he said. “There have been three studies, one by Sylvania, one by Toledo and one by Wood County, and all three agreed there should be a regional approach for the future.”

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