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When native east sider Gary Thompson was hired as the executive director of the Oregon Economic Development Foundation in the spring of 2006, the Veterans Glass City Skyway was still under construction.

“We have a great bridge being built,” Thompson said. “It’s going to bring a lot of business to Navarre Avenue, even through it’s been a painful process.”

As volatile as the stock market has been lately, buying opportunities exist for investors who have a long-term outlook and a selective eye, say area financial advisors.

Michael Foster, of Foster Jones Investment Group, Perrysburg, says many of his clients were completely frustrated with Washington in 2008 when they were worried about a collapse of the financial system and how that would affect them.

Grant funds for sewer hook-ups available
About $20,000 in grant funding is still available for qualifying home-owners in the Stony Ridge, Lemoyne, and Troy Township areas where sanitary sewer lines were recently installed by the Northwestern Water and Sewer District.

The grant money is being used to help pay for the construction of lateral lines between homes and the sewer lines.

Rules developed by the Ohio Livestock Standards Board will go into effect Sept. 29, according to James Zehringer, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The department has developed printable guidelines to assist farmers with the new standards and a series of information sessions, to be hosted by Dr. David Glauer, former state veterinarian, has been scheduled around the state.

Farmland in Wood County has grown considerably in value the past three years, according to data released recently by the Ohio Department of Taxation.

The 2011 Current Agriculture Use Value (CAUV) figures for the county show a ”significant increase” from 2008, said Wood County auditor Mike Sibbersen, who will host an informational meeting Aug. 29 to discuss the soil valuation process.

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