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The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to purchase property in Northwood’s right-of-way at Wales and Drouillard roads as part of the $22 million Wales Road grade separation project.

The project includes the construction of two overpasses on Wales Road, one over the CSX tracks, the other over the Norfolk Southern tracks. Plans call for Wales Road to be relocated to the south, just west of the municipal building.

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The Oregon City Schools board of education has launched a new Web site which features improved navigation and additional features.

“The initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Nathan Quigg, the district’s  technology director.

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Twenty-five years after the breakup of AT&T, consumers have seen significant changes in how they make telephone calls, what they pay and the services they receive.

The telephone monopoly agreed in a 1982 settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice to break itself into seven companies, called Baby Bells, to provide local telephone services by region. AT&T kept its long-distance service, then its most profitable division. The agreement went into effect in 1984.

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Organizer Debra Benko, a member of Port Clinton City Council, said she is hoping the April 25 summit fosters future collaborative efforts among members of councils.

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Oregon council last week voted 5-2 to rescind an ordinance to buy property on Pickle Road that would have been used as a passive park.

Council on March 23 had narrowly passed an ordinance by a vote of 4-3 to purchase the property from George and Carrie Tschann, 3521 Pickle Road, for $195,000. Since then, several opponents of the purchase showed up at subsequent council meetings to express their disapproval.

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