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Residential property in Wood County has dropped 10 percent in value on average since being re-appraised six years ago, according to the county auditor, who said it reflects market conditions not seen since the early 1980s.

The 2011 re-appraisal values have been approved by the state, said Michael Sibbersen, and are open for public review beginning Sept. 26.

Oregon Council voted 6-1 Monday for Councilman Mike Sheehy, a Democrat, to be president of council.

Sheehy, finishing his ninth term on council, has been president of council previously.

Mayor Mike Seferian had called a special council meeting last Monday before a scheduled committee of the whole meeting so council could pick a new president. Former council president Clint Wasserman had resigned from council at a meeting on Sept. 12 to take a job as an assistant prosecutor with the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office .

Ellen Mix, the widow of Tim Mix, of Northwood, has filed a lawsuit in the Wood County Court of Common Pleas.
 
Mix, 67, waited 28 minutes for EMS personnel to arrive on the morning of March 3.
 
Ellen had called 9-1-1 to report that her husband was having breathing problems. She would call three times that morning, the last call relaying that her husband had stopped breathing.
 
By the time help arrived from Medic 804, an ambulance from Northwood Fire Station No. 1, manned by an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Medic 50, an Advanced Life Support (ALS) rescue squad from Lake Township, Mix had stopped breathing.

Oregon Council member Sandy Bihn at a council meeting Monday said the algae in Lake Erie is getting worse.

“The situation in Lake Erie with the algae is becoming more and more grave,” she said to council. “There’s a lot of newspaper articles that are referring to Lake Erie as dying again. Obviously, that can impact the treatment cost for water intake, it can affect the economy of the lake and economy of the region.”

Last week’s decision by the Ohio Supreme Court of a dispute between the state and property owners bordering Lake Erie actually addressed three issues - drawing on court decisions dating back to 1878 and legislation enacted in the early 1900s.

In addition to the matter of the boundary between the owners’ property and the public territory of the lake, the court also ruled on whether the state, as distinct from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, had legal standing to appeal the case, and also whether two environmental groups should have been allowed to intervene in the case.

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