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A proposal to rezone 77 acres in Freedom Township from A-1 agriculture to M-1 industrial is on the agenda of the April 1 meeting of the Wood County Planning Commission.

Luckey Farmers, W. Main Street, Woodville, has filed the application with the commission for the zoning change to construct a grain elevator at the site.

The property is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of State Route 6 and CSX rail tracks.

Pemberville Road sits about 2,800 feet to the west of the site; Stein Road is about 1,800 feet to the north and Bradner Road is about 1,600 feet to the east. Land to the west, north and east are zoned for agricultural use and land to the south is zoned M-1.

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The harsh days of winter are hopefully behind us but Oak Harbor officials are already looking to curtail problems created by snow next year.

Village council is considering expanding the number of streets posted with snow emergency signs to include all streets within the corporation limits. Those signs state that when snowfall exceeds 2 inches all vehicles must be moved from the public pavement. This ensures snow plow drivers can pass through the area without being forced to maneuver around vehicles and can more efficiently clear the street.

The discussion grew out of complaints received by councilwoman Sue Rahm regarding snow piled up around several cars on a stretch of Water Street, from Maple Street to Finke Road.

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Realigning of the Oak Harbor school system has created a crossing guard dilemma at the middle school in the center of town.

Tight finances resulted in Benton-Carroll-Salem School District administrators making some tough choices over the past few years. Closing three of the district’s outlying elementary schools and consolidating the lower level students at R.C. Waters Elementary on the east side of town was among the most controversial.

Fourth and fifth graders transferred to the middle school building to attend classes in the same building as sixth and seventh graders. Eighth graders were then moved to the high school.

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Oregon Community Theatre will present its Reader’s Theatre with the Broadway hit “The Good Doctor” written by Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov and directed by Bill Quinlan March 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church at Starr and Coy, Oregon.

The show had previously been scheduled to be presented in the lower level at the ProMedica Bay Park Hospital.

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If you’re curious about the technology driving the development of electric vehicles but want to – for the time being - avoid the dealers’ showrooms and salesmen, Michael Hall and friends have just the venue for you.

Hall, the president of the recently-formed Electric Auto Association of Northwest Ohio, is inviting the public to the association’s spring meeting March 29 at Owens Community College where he is an instructor.

The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. in the Transportation Technologies building, 30335 Oregon Road.

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