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City council is considering repealing an ordinance passed last year that requires registration of contractors and tradesman doing work in the city.

The purpose of registration, which includes a fee, is to collect income taxes from contractors doing work in the city. Registration would also ensure that contractors are licensed, have insurance and are reliable.  A registration list  also becomes a standard by which homeowners can decide on who to hire.

Oregon Councilman James Seaman, who is running for Lucas County Recorder, is proposing that the Recorder’s and Auditor’s offices share services as a “one stop shop.”

The shared services arrangement, he said, would help ease the burden of taxpayers.

For new Northwood Fire Chief Joel Whitmore, becoming a firefighter, much less a fire chief, has been a lifelong dream come true.

“It was always something I wanted to do, even as a kid,” Whitmore said. “I just always thought it would be cool to be a fireman. I joined the fire department when I graduated from Northwood High School in 1988.”

Twp. association to fight tax exemption bill


The Ohio Township Association is alerting its membership to a bill the association fears could become a drain on township property tax revenues.

A developer’s application to re-plat a Lake Township subdivision that was submitted in April of last year to the Wood County Planning Commission may finally be decided now that the county prosecutor’s office has weighed in on the matter.

DMWW Properties LLC submitted the request for parcels in the Freedom Estates subdivision, asking the planning commission to approve re-platting two residential lots covering about 1.66 acres. The developer also requested a variance for an open green space in the subdivision equal to about 80 percent of what is required under the county’s regulations for subdivisions.

gun lists

Should people on terrorism-watch or no-fly lists be prohibited from buying guns?
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