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The condition of the Lake Township Cemetery, including its finances, came up for discussion Tuesday after a resident told township trustees she saw grass left untrimmed around many headstones .

Marge Willman said she was dismayed during a recent visit to the cemetery on Walbridge Road to see some headstones obscured from view by tall grass.

Melanie Bowen, who chairs the board of trustees, said the board hasn’t hired seasonal help for the 40-acre cemetery as an austerity measure.

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Automated photo speed and red light enforcement traffic cameras at two intersections in Northwood have been deactivated.

“I’m convinced that there are still four votes on council against renewing the contract for the traffic cameras. They are not wavering,” City Administrator Bob Anderson said of city council last week.

Since the city’s three year contract with Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., expired on April 23, Anderson said there is no reason for the cameras to continue catching motorists speeding or running red lights. The strobe lights emitted by the cameras, which caused speeding motorists to cringe as they crossed the intersections, are no more.

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Bids to construct a detention pond at Greenway Estates subdivision expired on June 16th before Northwood City Council could decide whether to proceed with the project.

The bids were good for 60 days, which ended on June 16, Administrator Bob Anderson said last Wednesday.

It doesn’t necessarily mean the project will not go forward, he added.

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Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has introduced a bill that tweaks the federal tax code and allows enrolled agents more discretion in using their credentials to distinguish themselves from unlicensed tax preparers.

Portman said he introduced the Enrolled Agents Credential Act to ensure that individuals and businesses are able to identify and have access to trained specialists when filing their federal taxes. He said some state statutes prevent enrolled agents from identifying themselves as credentialed by the treasury department.

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A Lake Township trustee is repeating his request for an opinion from the Wood County Prosecutor’s office on what zoning resolutions a township can enforce to regulate shooting ranges – but with a slight change.

In a previous letter, Richard Welling asked the prosecutor’s office if there are zoning regulations a township can enforce regarding the discharge of firearms.

The office of Paul Dobson confirmed it had received the letter and said an opinion would be provided in about eight weeks.

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