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Many local governments are against Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to centralize income tax collection for municipalities and charge a fee to administer the service.

The plan would, according to the Kasich administration, lower costs, reduce staff, provide greater consistency and improve compliance with the tax code.

The Ottawa County Soil and Water Commission will hold an election of supervisors Sept. 28 during an annual meeting at the county fairgrounds.

Two supervisors of the Soil and Water Conservation District will be elected to fill the expiring terms of Todd Winke and Jerry Whipple.

Gov. John Kasich’s plan to privatize and lease the Ohio Turnpike has met with considerable opposition from across the state. But Kasich is prepared to make a Request for Proposals (RFP) and pursue the plan, according to State Rep. Matt Szollosi (49th District).

“The turnpike issue is a raging issue for folks in the northern part of the state,” said Szollos. “Kasich is going to
make that a priority in the fall or early part of next year. The Republican majority in both the House and Senate has given him the authority to pursue privatization. At this point, the administration is going to hire a consultant to advise it on the lease of the turnpike.”

Residential property in Wood County has dropped 10 percent in value on average since being re-appraised six years ago, according to the county auditor, who said it reflects market conditions not seen since the early 1980s.

The 2011 re-appraisal values have been approved by the state, said Michael Sibbersen, and are open for public review beginning Sept. 26.

The Lake Township trustees are asking the Ohio Department of Transportation to conduct a study of traffic speed along a stretch of Walbridge Road between Fostoria Road and State Route 51.

The trustees Tuesday approved a resolution supporting the study, including a request the speed limit along that stretch of Walbridge be reduced from 55 mph to 35 and additional stop signs be placed at the corner of Walbridge and Millbury roads. Currently, there are only stop signs on Millbury Road at the intersection.

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