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With no defined route in place, the Rails-to-Trails Committee has nixed plans to submit a funding application this year for the Genoa leg of the trail.

The committee has until Feb. 1 to turn in a pre-funding application to the state for the North Coast Inland Trail project that would link Genoa to Elmore. A more defined version is due in March.

Jerusalem Township got its brand new $333,000 Pierce fire truck — the culmination of years of research by Chief Harold L. “Larry” Stanton.

“The truck isn’t something that just popped up. It was something that was brought to the attention of the trustees by the fire department, and then, of course, one step led to another,” said Trustee Joe Kiss.

Officials studying the feasibility of a regional emergency dispatch center in northern Wood County are hoping their proposal fits the criteria of a new state program that offers financial incentives for local governments to come up with innovative ideas in the sharing and delivering of services.

Through the program, called the Local Government Innovation Fund, the Ohio Department of Development is trying to promote efficiency and collaboration among local entities.

Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian will no longer allow police officers to be at school board meetings after he learned that the city is footing the bill.

“I found out that has been going on for quite some time,” said Seferian. “I went to a school board meeting prior to the election last November when a lot of people questioned the school board for giving raises to administrators. I noticed then there were a couple of officers at the meeting. Police have been going to school board meetings for several months.”

Eastwood revenues get a late boost
Eastwood school superintendent Brent Welker had a couple of positive notes in his report to district residents on the school system’s financial situation at it reaches the mid-point of the fiscal year – despite a decline in revenue from fiscal 2011 to fiscal 2012.

The district received a delinquent tax payment from the Wood C


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