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With a little luck, a section of a Harris Township road now closed because of river erosion will be open in July.

Motorists haven’t been able to travel the stretch of Portage River South Road, between Schultz-Portage Road and Linker-Portage Road, for a little more than a year now, Ottawa County Engineer Dave Brunkhorst said.

The 1,200 to 1,500-foot section must be moved south about 25 to 30 feet to remedy the situation.

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The Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society and the Harbor View Historical Society are saving historic remnants from an 1894 Oregon Township schoolhouse that was to be torn down Friday.

According to the late historian Josephine Fassett’s book, History of Oregon and Jerusalem: The Story of Two Communities, the first school for Oregon Township District 9 was located on Wynn Road about one-fourth mile south of Bayshore Road, and was built by John Clay in 1891 for $1,978.60.

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Plan commission to review grant requests
Thirteen municipalities and agencies in Wood County have filed applications for Community Development Block Grant funding for various projects.

The requests total $570,001 but the county’s allocation of CDBG funding is only $191,000. Of that, the county planning commission will deduct about $31,000 for administration costs.

The planning commission will review the applications during its June 4 meeting and select four for recommendation to the county commissioners.

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At the request of the Wood County engineer’s office, the Lake Township trustees have approved a list of three bridges to be considered for replacement.

Two of the bridges are on Lemoyne Road at Cedar and Dry creeks and the third is on Luckey Road at Henry Ditch, according to a resolution the trustees approved Tuesday.

Richard Welling, a trustee, said all three were constructed through the Works Progress Administration when Franklin Roosevelt was president.

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In honor of Memorial Day, the Toledo Area Humane Society is offering reduced adoption fees on all adult cats and kittens and on several dogs.

Starting on May 23 through Sunday, May 26, all adult cats, kittens and several dogs will all have their adoption fees reduced to $27 for those adopters who donated canned cat and/or dog food to TAHS.  All military personnel and veterans will receive the adoption discount regardless of whether or not they donate canned cat or dog food (must show military ID). 

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$15 Hourly wage

The "Fight for $15" campaign proposes a $15/hour wage for fast food workers. Do you agree?
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