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If you have an opinion about future growth and development in Wood County a public workshop is scheduled for Feb. 10 to hear your ideas on the county’s next land-use plan.

The county planning commission will hold the forum from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Jr. Fair Building at the Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green.

The county’s current land-use plan was adopted in 2007. Since then, says Dave Steiner, director of the Wood County Planning Commission, development trends and regulations have changed.

It’s time, he says, to create a new, clear vision for the future.

Oregon City Council on Monday awarded bids for the Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) infrastructure improvement project that will be constructed at the water treatment plant.

Council approved an $11,379,360 bid submitted by Mosser Construction, Inc., Fremont, for general/mechanical construction of upgrades to the water treatment plant that will add the use of ozone in the pretreatment process.

Council approved the $1,218,000 bid submitted by Brint Electric for the electrical contract.

The city’s consultant, ARCADIS, of Toledo, recommended awarding the bids to both companies because they were the lowest and best bids for the project.

For some, randomly shooting a firearm into the air at midnight to celebrate the New Year is harmless fun. In reality, though, the risk that a stray bullet could kill or seriously injure someone is very real.

What goes up must come down. And so it is with a bullet. Although its trajectory is arbitrary, one thing is certain: It will hit anything in its path.

Just ask Carol Rasar, of Oregon.

“I found a bullet in my ceiling,” said Rasar. “Someone was celebrating New Year's, shot off a gun or something, and the bullet went through my roof and was lodged in my living room ceiling.”

The president of the Woodmore school board has directed the high school administration to prepare a report on what procedures have been implemented to prevent another theft of money from high school facilities.

During Tuesday’s board meeting Joe Liszak directed Jim Kieper, high school principal, to have a report ready for the board’s February meeting.

“I think the rest of the board would agree we’ve been kept in the dark on this,” Liszak said after the meeting. “The board deserves an answer and the public deserves an explanation. What I want to know is what type of internal controls have been changed so this does not happen again.”

For about six years, students in Ohio State University’s Stone Lab’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship Program have participated in a multi-state walleye movement and mortality study in Lake Erie.

Using acoustic telemetry, researchers from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and similar agencies across the region are tracking the movement of fish including Walleye, an important sport fish, to better understand how the fish travel throughout the lake during their life cycle.

In a contributing project funded by Ohio Sea Grant, ODNR researcher Dr. Chris Vandergoot is implanting acoustic trackers into Walleye spawning below a dam located in Ballville Township, just outside of Fremont, Ohio. The trackers in the fish, along with receivers placed throughout Lake Erie and neighboring lakes and streams, act much like the E-ZPass system in place on many U.S. turnpikes.

road construction delays

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