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‘Innovation’ funding to be decided

Officials in northern Wood County will soon have an answer to whether their plans for a regional dispatching center will receive state funding.

The Local Government Innovation Fund Council scheduled a meeting June 1 in Columbus to review round 1 loan and grant applications and decide if they should be approved.

Eight fairways at Sugar Creek Golf Course in Elmore cross the creek and George Rodawalt, who operates the course with his wife, Sandy, and their sons, considers the creek a natural asset to the family business.

But creek has presented a challenge to the Rodawalts the past two years as flooding problems have forced them to excavate part of the course.

The Waite Alumni Association is celebrating the raising of $138,000 to restore its auditorium. On May 22, the alumni were presented a check to the board of education.

Restoration of the theater’s seats are still being sold at $200 apiece, which covers the price of a new rehabbed chair. The goal of alumni association is to raise $150,000.

A glut of kittens and cats at the Toledo Area Humane Society this spring has prompted the shelter to reduce its adoption fees for the felines to just $5 on Fridays until June 29.

The flood of cats and kittens has filled up limited space at the shelter, according John Dinon, executive director of the Humane Society.

An amendment sponsored by State Representative Randy Gardner, (R- Bowling Green), which allocates $3.35 million to address algae problems in Lake Erie, is included in the Mid-Biennium  Budget Review set for Gov. John Kasich’s signature.

The fund calls for $3 million for the department of natural resources to implement voluntary guidelines for farmers designed to reduce run-off from their fields.

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