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Officials studying the feasibility of a regional emergency dispatch center in northern Wood County are hoping their proposal fits the criteria of a new state program that offers financial incentives for local governments to come up with innovative ideas in the sharing and delivering of services.

Through the program, called the Local Government Innovation Fund, the Ohio Department of Development is trying to promote efficiency and collaboration among local entities.

Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian will no longer allow police officers to be at school board meetings after he learned that the city is footing the bill.

“I found out that has been going on for quite some time,” said Seferian. “I went to a school board meeting prior to the election last November when a lot of people questioned the school board for giving raises to administrators. I noticed then there were a couple of officers at the meeting. Police have been going to school board meetings for several months.”

Eastwood revenues get a late boost
Eastwood school superintendent Brent Welker had a couple of positive notes in his report to district residents on the school system’s financial situation at it reaches the mid-point of the fiscal year – despite a decline in revenue from fiscal 2011 to fiscal 2012.

The district received a delinquent tax payment from the Wood C

Young Farmers club ending consignment sale

Another annual fundraiser that’s benefited the Oak Harbor area for more than 30 years will come to an end.

The Oak Harbor Young Farmers chapter decided at its December meeting to discontinue its annual consignment sale that has raised more than $180,000 – a majority of it for the Ottawa County Fair.

Woodville Village Council will hold its first meeting Jan. 9 in the new expansion at the utility building,  530 Lime St.

The current expansion had always been a part of the overall plan for the utility building, village officials say.

In 2009,  council was debating the costs of going through with the expansion or upgrading the town hall. After seeing all of the costs involved in an upgrade of town hall, the decision was made to go ahead with the expansion of the utility building. Yackee Electric, Inc. was awarded the bid in December of 2010 and construction on the expansion began in the spring of 2011.

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