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Hany elected VP of judges’ association
The Northwest Ohio Municipal/County Judges’ Association recently held its organizational meeting and elected officers: Judge Michael R. Goulding, Toledo Municipal Court, is president and Judge Frederick C. Hany, II, Ottawa County Municipal Court, is vice president.
Secretary/treasurer is Judge Michelle A. Wagner, Toledo Municipal Court
James S. Seaman, chairman of Oregon city council’s finance committee, is proposing a shared services plan that he believes will ease the burden on returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Seaman notes that since President Barack Obama has announced the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, many Lucas County veterans will be returning home. He wants to use the county’s four title bureaus to help veterans.
It started with a question posed by Elmore Mayor Lowell Krumnow: Why hasn’t The Moving Wall ever come to the Elmore area?
Ron Distel, the man to whom the mayor posed the question, usually has a full plate of veteran-related projects and issues to keep him busy – he being the adjutant of American Legion Post 279 and a former post commander as well as a member of the Ottawa County Veterans Service Commission.
FirstEnergy management estimates 80 jobs will be terminated at the Bay Shore Plant in Oregon when three coal-burning units are shut down later this year while about 70 employees working at the plant’s fluidized bed boiler unit, which burns petroleum coke from a nearby oil refinery, won’t be affected by the closings.
The company announced last week its generation subsidiaries will retire six coal-fired plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland by Sept. 1, citing new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mercury and Air Toxics standards (MATS) and other regulations.
Law enforcement agencies in northern Wood County are planning the formation of a regional Special Weapons and Tactics team.
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