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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.

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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.’ ”

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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.

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Asian carp are voracious eaters that can wipe out native fish, and experts say if the carp make their way into Lake Erie it would wreak havoc on the ecosystem and economy.

For years, conservationists and national leaders have examined ways to stop the spread of the invasive species, which has established itself in the Mississippi River.

A study released this week from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers outlines eight possible approaches, including a physical barrier.

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A 28kW solar array installed this summer at V.E. Petersen Co., Inc., 28101 E. Broadway, works weekends as well as during the week for the company, which normally only keeps weekday hours. 

The company estimates the array, which went into operation in September and cost about $100,000, will produce about 30 percent of the power V.E. Petersen consumes, says Jeff Lincoln, vice president of operations.

“The summer months are when we’ll save the most because of the sunlight. We can monitor it on the Internet and see when a cloud, for example, is blocking the light. The meters come down and go right back up when it passes. It’s 108 panels on the roof. It’s a very well done system, You don’t even know it’s up there when you’re looking from the street,” Lincoln said. “The panels lay flat on the roof.”

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Christmas spending

Are spending more, less or the same amount this year for Christmas?
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