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Northwood’s budget for 2013 is higher than last year, but not by much.

Council approved next year’s budget at a meeting on Dec. 13.

“I think we’re holding our own,” said Administrator Bob Anderson after the meeting.

A three-year contract with unionized members of the police department has been approved by the Lake Township trustees.

Under the agreement approved Tuesday, police officers will receive a 2.5 percent increase in pay next year and in 2014 and a 2 percent increase in 2015.

The Oregon school board voted 5-0 to reconfigure its two middle schools in the 2013-14 school year.

The board has been considering the reconfiguration since June. Raising academics, especially in grades five through eight, as well as more stringent common core state standards, which will begin in 2013, are the reasons why the district is making the changes.

In eastern Ottawa County, we are all environmentalists. There is no 2 percent vs. 98 percent when the subject is the health of Lake Erie. The recently organized group, Lake Erie Improvement Association, held a large meeting at Catawba Island Club on Friday morning to look once again at the challenges facing the lake and also unveiled a strategic plan to address those challenges.

The dogs, cats and pocket pets at the Toledo Area Humane Society (TAHS) have been very good this year and they’ve all mailed their letters to Santa asking for the one thing they want the most – a forever home to call their very own. 

To help the animals find their forever homes in time for the holidays, TAHS is reducing adoption fees throughout the shelter through December. The animals include:

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