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The Lake Township trustees Tuesday approved personnel changes for the police and fire departments.

On the recommendation of Chief Mark Hummer, the trustees approved the promotion of Adam Lorenzen to full-time status on the police department.

His promotion goes into effect July 7.

Officer Lorenzen began with the department as an auxiliary officer before being promoted to part-time status.

He replaces Mike Lutton, who retired recently. Officer Lorenzen will be on probationary status for one year.

The trustees also approved the purchase of three Tasers for the police department. Chief Hummer said the department had been using Tasers donated by the Toledo Police Department. The new Tasers cost $2,944 but the Lake Township Police Officers Association donated $944 to offset part of the cost.

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More funding for improvements to Tracy Road in Lake Township has been announced by the Wood County Commissioners.

The commissioners’ office last week said the county has been awarded $750,000 by the Ohio Department of Development for the improvements, including widening Tracy Road from State Route 795 to the Ohio Turnpike.

The commissioners said $170,000 is coming from the Industrial Site Improvement Fund and $580,000 is from the Roadwork Development Account.

The commissioners have also approved county funding for the balance of the $1.1 million project from the Motor Vehicle and Gas Tax Fund.

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The Oregon School Board last Tuesday picked six of 16 candidates to interview for the superintendent’s position.

A nine member screening committee will conduct interviews later this month, according to School Board Member Jeff Ziviski, who is one of four school board members on the committee.

The board gave considerable weight to local applicants, a quality that was given a high priority at a public forum that was recently held, said Ziviski.

“We want someone that is known to Oregon – who is either currently in the district, or has worked in the district at some point in their career,” he said.

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Humane Ohio, a non-profit organization on Secor Road in Toledo, is offering to spay and neuter cats owned by East Toledoans for just $25 on July 2 to stem the rising tide of unwanted litters of kittens and homeless cats.

East Toledo residents have until June 25 to register and reserve a spot on Humane Ohio’s transport van, which will pick up their cats on Wednesday, July 2 at 7:30 a.m. and return Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave. To register, contact Humane Ohio at 419-266-5607. Residents must show proof they live in East Toledo to receive the discounted rate.

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While Governor Ted Strickland reviews a capital budget bill that arrived in his office last week, Brent Welker feels as if he’s sitting on pins and needles.

Whether or not the governor approves an amendment to the budget bill could decide how two area school districts proceed with major construction projects that qualify for funding from the Ohio School Facilities Commission.

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