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The City of Oregon has begun construction on the Seaman Road Storm Sewer Improvement Project, which will include the installation of a storm sewer along the north side of Seaman Road to Clay High School.

An open channel and mounding will be installed along the east property line of city owned property across from Clay High School to Wolf Creek, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman.

A proposal to establish a regional emergency dispatching center in northern Wood County has received a financial boost from the state.

Mark Hummer, Lake Township Police Chief, reported last week to the township trustees that a grant of $87,840 was awarded for a feasibility study of merging dispatching services for the cities of Rossford and Northwood, the Village of Walbridge, and the township.

While acknowledging it’s an improvement over the bill he vetoed last year, environmental organizations said they were disappointed with House Bill 473 that Gov. John Kasich signed last week to implement rules for putting Ohio in compliance with the Great Lakes River Basin Water Resources Compact.

A statement by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources called the bill a “common sense approach to protecting Lake Erie” that addresses all of the tenets of the compact. However, others contend it still leaves the lake and tributaries vulnerable to industrial interests.

The process for disciplining village employees is being restructured in Genoa.

At Monday night’s meeting, council passed an ordinance, with an emergency clause, that puts disciplining workers in the hands of the village administrator.

A pre-trial hearing for Joseph T. Bergman, Jr., who is charged with sexual battery, is scheduled for July 10 at 4 p.m. in Wood County Common Pleas Court.

Bergman, 28, was indicted May 16 by a Wood County grand jury on one count of sexual battery, a third degree felony, for an alleged incident with a Genoa High School female student in March.

Female coach

The Buffalo Bills last week hired the NFL's first female full-time coach (Kathryn Smith--special teams quality control coach). Should there be more women in coaching?
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