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A resolution expressing opposition to the proposed lease of the Ohio Turnpike will be on the agenda of Oregon City Council on Monday.

Gov. John Kasich has proposed leasing the 241-mile turnpike to private interests to turn a profit.

“Oregon believes that leasing the currently well-maintained turnpike will result in a lesser maintained roadway and higher tolls unrelated to the actual cost of its safe operation,” states the resolution.

“Gone fishin'’” – that was the status of a contingent of Genoa Care Center residents one recent Thursday morning.

On Aug. 11, Tom Wojciechowski welcomed Center residents for a few hours of fishing in the pond at his Genoa home.

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.

Northwood Mayor Mark Stoner will nominate a new part-time fire chief at the next city council meeting on Aug. 25, according to a memo obtained by The Press.

The memo, dated Aug. 9 from Administrator Dennis Recker to officers and members of the Northwood Fire Department, states that Stoner will nominate Joel Whitmore to the fire chief position.

The potential owner of the closed Brunner Elementary building plans to turn the site into a business hub and rental hall.

Gary Moritz, of Curtice, attended Monday night’s Genoa Planning Commission Committee meeting to discuss his offer to buy the building from the Genoa School District, schools superintendent. Dennis Mock said. The deal hinges on rezoning the site from the R-1 classification to B-1, which is more suitable for light business.

race relations improved

Has President Obama, America's first African American president, improved race relations since he has been in office?
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