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An investigation into the March 26 fire that heavily damaged a Hanley Road home in Lake Township hasn’t determined the cause of the blaze, said Mark Hummer, township police chief.

The chief said township personnel and the Ohio Fire Marshal’s office conducted the investigation of the home at 3890 Hanley Road.

A sluggish economy took its toll on revenues, causing the Wood County Board of Commissioners to approve 2012 general fund appropriations of $37.1 million – a little more than $1million less than 2011 appropriations and the lowest since 2006.

While sales tax revenues have been positive, other revenue sources – property taxes, investment income, and the local government fund – continue to decline, the commissioners note in the county’s annual report.

Cost estimates for proposed streets projects are expected to be in the hands of members of Genoa Village Council.

“Once we get that we can begin prioritizing them,” said Village Administrator Kevin Gladden.

Rich Hertzfeld of Poggemeyer Design Group of Bowling Green attended a recent council meeting to talk about the spring project’s list.

After announcing a round of spending cuts of about $1.15 million from the district’s operating budget, the Lake school board is preparing to go back before voters with a request for additional tax revenues.

The board has scheduled a workshop meeting for April 9 at 7 p.m. to discuss levy options.

Oregon City Council last Monday approved an ordinance authorizing the administrator to make applications for water pollution control loan funds with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA).

The funds will go toward Phase 2 of the city’s sanitary sewer rehabilitation project to ensure the structural integrity of existing sewers and remove groundwater infiltration from the sewer collection system.


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