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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces that effective immediately through Friday, February 25 at 5 p.m. SR 105 at First Street in the Village of Woodville is closed for utility work.

Detour: US 20; SR 51. All work is weather permitting.

For the first time in more than 10 years, foreclosure case filings in Ohio dropped from the previous year, according to data released recently by the Ohio Supreme Court.

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In 2010, common pleas courts in Ohio reported 85,483 new residential and commercial foreclosure case filings to the Supreme Court. In 2009, there were 89,061 new case filings.

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Doctor needed on county health board
The Wood County District Advisory Council is looking for a county physician to serve on the board of health. Board members must live in the county and may not hold an elected office. Members are appointed for a five-year term.

State law requires at least one member of the board to be a licensed medical professional who is either an MD (Doctor of Medicine) or a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy). Interested physicians may contact the Health Commissioner, Pamela Butler, at 419-352-8402.

A vacancy was created after the resignation of Dr. Steve Dood, past president and member of the board since 1998. 

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Although the pace of economic development has slowed as a result of the recession, Oregon this year is seeing new construction of a grocery store, apartment buildings, and an expansion of a nursing home.

A new Aldi’s grocery store, currently under construction at 3728 Navarre Avenue across from Wal-Mart, is nearly completed.

“I don’t know when it’s going to open, but I expect any day now,” said Gary Thompson, director of the Oregon Economic Development Foundation.

The 17,887-square-foot store is made of brick. The value of the building is $1,708,000, according to Oregon’s Building and Zoning office.

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Time Warner Cable has submitted an application for authorization to be a video service provider in Oregon as well as in other communities, according to Oregon Law Director Paul Goldberg.

Ohio Senate Bill 117, passed in 2007, gives the Ohio Department of Commerce the authority to award cable TV franchises and wire-video franchises. Prior to the bill, cable TV and wire-video companies negotiated directly with municipalities to establish or renew franchise agreements. The intent is to provide more options for video service, and lower costs. 

“Does this mean that there’s going to be competition for Buckeye CableSystem?” Councilman Mike Sheehy asked at a council meeting on Feb. 14.

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