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It has been a tough few weeks for the City of Northwood. With the loss of 185 production jobs at Hostess Brands, Inc., the city was already facing a $125,000 loss in yearly income and other tax revenue. Then word came The Andersons will close. 

For a city that has been slowly recovering from the 2008 recession, which sparked layoffs and budget cuts, the loss of The Andersons and Hostess are another setback. The city will see a cut of about $43,000 per year in income tax and other tax revenue when The Andersons closes. Combined with the planned liquidation of Hostess Brands, Inc., the city will lose a total of $168,000 annually in income and other tax revenue.

“We are going to have to cut back,” said City Administrator Bob Anderson. “Not in personnel, but other stuff. We have not discussed any personnel layoffs. This is a major issue. Not just in the number of jobs we are going to lose. Many of the employees from The Andersons and Hostess live here and spend their money here. We are concerned about how this is going to affect the other businesses.”

Historic water agreement commemorated

On Nov. 18, 1987, the landmark amendments to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement that established Great Lakes Areas of Concern were signed in Toledo.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary, Partners for Clean Streams and the Maumee Remedial Action Plan advisory committee announced that a plaque is being erected along the waterfront in the city to mark the historic environmental agreement and the water quality improvements achieved through the partnerships supporting the agreement’s mission.

The management of a primary health care system plans to open a new facility in Troy Township by March of next year.

Joe Liszak, chief executive officer of Community Health Services, said the purchase of property at 5734 Fremont Pike has been completed as have the required building and zoning permits for the 6,700-square-foot, two-story facility.

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I gave my daughter the same gifts I gave my sons: a love for reading, sport, nature and family.

I believed if she adopted these pursuits as part of her lifestyle, she would increase her chance for success in a sometimes unforgiving and competitive world. Nature supplies the salve while tending to wounds; family the support when you need a hand up; reading puts you in the seeker’s role for knowledge, skills and opportunity and sport teaches you how to compete.        Read More.....

Verizon Wireless, which was denied a setback variance by the Oregon Board of Zoning Appeals this year to locate a cell phone tower on city owned property on Cedar Point Road, has proposed another site in the same area.

The new location is also on city owned property behind Oregon’s water treatment plant on North Curtice Road.

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