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Agency has new administrator


David Wigent, of Bryan, has been selected by the Wood County Commissioners to fill the administrator vacancy at the Wood County Department of Job and Family Services, effective Oct. 10.

Wigent has served as the assistant administrator at the agency since June 2005. He replaces Paulette Stephens who is retiring at the end of October.

Ottawa County residents short on cash have a new opportunity for a variety of assistance programs.

More than $500,000 has been released to Ottawa County for two Community Development Block Grant programs under its direction, according to Todd Bickley, Ottawa Regional Planning Commission director. A sum of $342,000 has been put aside for the Home Investment Partnerships Program and another $180,000 for the Community Housing Improvement Program.

Northwood Mayor Mark Stoner said he will make a recommendation to the Safety Committee later this month on his proposed Advanced Life Support (ALS) system in the volunteer fire department.

Stoner had proposed the plan in June, but some on council balked, saying it was too expensive to implement. The plan would guarantee that a paramedic would respond to ALS calls. Currently, there is no such guarantee.

Just about every year, Woodmore High School has had at least one foreign exchange student. This year there are four exchange students.

One student, from Finland, is Charlotta Makinen. She is staying with Whitney Flick, high school English teacher. She has been here since Aug. 3 and will be staying until summer.

The Kreager family of Oak Harbor is celebrating 180 years of marriage without a divorce. The achievement is noteworthy not only because 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, but also because all five couples married their high school sweethearts.
 
The five couples, all Oak Harbor graduates, are Don and Bonnie, who will celebrate their 60th anniversary on October 26; son Randy and his wife Nancy (Gyde) (36 years); son Jeff and his wife Deb (Harder) (36 years); son John and his wife Laurie (Krasniewski) (24 years); and daughter Mary and her husband Dave Buehler (24 years).
 
All four children and their parents married young. Don was 20; Bonnie, 18; Randy, 21; Jeff, 19; John, 23, and Mary, 22. The achievement is more remarkable because 60 percent of marriages between couples under age 25 end in divorce.
 

Female coach

The Buffalo Bills last week hired the NFL's first female full-time coach (Kathryn Smith--special teams quality control coach). Should there be more women in coaching?
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