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Northwood City Council at its last council meeting approved a $750,000 bond for the demolition of the Woodville Mall.
The bond is twice the amount that would be required for a contractor to complete the work, Law Director Brian Ballenger told council at a meeting on Jan. 9.
“That way, if they stop, there will be enough to finish the job,” he said.
Former Genoa High School and Bowling Green State University basketball standout Simone Eli still looks the same, but her vocabulary has changed somewhat.
“I say ‘y’all’ in every sentence,” she said. “That was one of the first things I picked up on, and saying, ‘yes, ma’am’ and ‘no, ma’am.’ ”
Mayor Mike Seferian said the city is reluctant to issue citations to property owners for not shoveling their sidewalks following a heavy snowfall because some are unable to keep up with city plows covering them back up again.
Councilman James Seaman at a council meeting on Monday said he had received complaints from some residents about blocked sidewalks after the most recent snow storm.
Ohio and other parts of the nation may be frozen, but an expert says the world is still warming.
Lonnie Thompson, an Ohio State University professor who has studied the effects of climate on glaciers around the globe, said public opinion on climate change tends to shift in response to cold weather patterns.
"We have a tendency to say, 'Well, if it's cold here; the world must be getting colder.' Well, this is not true," he said. "We live on a huge planet. It's a complex system, and that natural variability that's always been with us continues, even though the longer-term trend is toward warming."
The Oregon Schools Foundation will hold their annual dinner dance and auction fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s Centre, 4001 Navarre Ave., Oregon.
Previously known as the Celebrity Server Dinner Dance & Auction, this year’s event will be known as “Frost Fest.” During the evening, students from Oregon City Schools will trade their books and pencils for white gloves and serve dinner and dessert to all guests as a way to give back to the community.