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Coffee klatch for Walbridge businesses

Walbridge village officials are inviting local business owners to offer their opinions of the municipality over a cup of coffee.

Coffee With The Village is scheduled for March 22 at 8 a.m. in the council chambers on Main Street.

The Oregon Planning Commission recommended at a meeting last month that a zoning change on vacant land on Navarre Avenue be approved to make way for a commercial office building.

Plans call for the unidentified business to create 80-100 well paying jobs at the site. City council is expected to vote on the Commission’s recommendation at a meeting on March 26.

Ohio townships freeload on the backs of Ohio’s cities.

That’s the claim made by The University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center, which recently recommended Ohio force townships to take more responsibility for delivering services. That could mean a change in state law to allow townships to enact a sales or income tax.

A coalition of biologists from universities, government, and conservation groups renewed its call for additional study of the flight patterns of migratory birds along the Lake Erie shoreline before wind energy development is pursued.

The Black Swamp Bird Observatory hosted a meeting last month to provide researchers a forum to update their peers on projects they’ve undertaken in the Great Lakes region.

For some  owners of stores formerly located in the now closed Woodville Mall, the sting of last December is still with them. Forced out of their businesses days before Christmas, many are still angry about how they were treated and many are still trying to recoup, regroup and move forward.

Store owners in the mall, were told in December that the mall would be closed for health and safety reasons.


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