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Area motorists will have a chance to test their driving skills while distracted Friday April 6 at the Oregon Municipal Complex.
The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Distracted Driver Simulator will be at the complex from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The simulator challenges participants to navigate streets and highways while talking on a cell phone, texting, and listening to passenger conversations.
The simulator is a component of the transportation department’s road safety campaign Every Move You Make, Keep It Safe, which is part of the state’s goal of reducing road fatalities by 5 percent over the next three years.
In 2010, Ohio law enforcement agencies reported 39 fatalities, 454 serious injuries, and 12,140 crashes that could be attributed to distracted driving.
Robert Momany, vice president of programs and services of the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio, said the council and SSOE are sponsoring the simulator to raise awareness of the danger of using cell phones and texting while driving.
He said appointments are not needed.


Nina Harfmann is passionate about the conservation of wildlife and habitat across the country, particularly in Ohio.

Harfmann is this year’s winner of the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp photography contest, which was unveiled in 2010 by the Ohio Division of Wildlife to generate funds to support wildlife diversity.

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.


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