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The mayor of Walbridge said the village is likely to retain its police department rather than contract with another jurisdiction but he plans to review the department’s budget and look for ways to reduce costs.

Mayor Ed Kolanko said the feedback he’s received from village residents indicates there is strong support for keeping the department intact.

He’d asked for proposals from police departments in Lake Township and City of Northwood as well as the Wood County Sheriff’s Department to have them provide coverage for the village.

Nearly two dozen local school children were treated by a visit from rescued animals at the University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center on Bayshore Road in Oregon.

Marquita Tillotson, new education coordinator Whitehouse-based Nature’s Nursery, presented a “kid friendly event” featuring rescued animals and animal artifacts, like bones, pelts and feathers.

Tillotson came to Nature’s Nursery with a background in animal behavior. She worked for the Toledo Zoo in the ambassador animal department, caring for education animals and conducting public programming.

After months of competition, the Civilian Marksmanship Program announced that the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center will offer the first glimpse of the completed 2016 Olympic Rifle and Pistol teams traveling to Rio de Janeiro for the XXXI Olympiad as they are chosen during the concluding Olympic Trials match June 3-5, 2016.

The trials will elect the final members for both Men’s and Women’s Air Rifle and Air Pistol events and are open for public viewing each day.

The board of trustees of the Wood County District Public Library plans to seek bids in June for an addition to the Walbridge Library branch.

The board may award a contract as early as July, Michael Penrod, library director, said and construction is expected to take about eight or nine months.

The renovated building will have two front facades – one along Main Street and one facing north. A new front entrance will be located at the northwest corner of the building.

A public hearing for a zoning change application on South Wheeling Street will be held on June 27 in Oregon City Council chambers at 8 p.m.

Marvin Dabish is applying for a zoning change from C-1 Neighborhood Commercial to C-2 General Commercial Zoning at 410 South Wheeling Street, the former site of a Pharm store.

Dabish said he plans to remodel the building and make it into a commercial complex.

Dabish, a businessman who at one time served on Oregon City Council, said he plans to lease the building.


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