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For the administrators in the Northwood Local Schools, 2017 can not come fast enough.

After holding the official groundbreaking for the new 130,000 square foot, PK-12 building, the real construction is set to begin.

According to Superintendent Greg Clark, the pad for the school will be poured this month. The vertical building process will begin in the spring.

“This has been a long process, so seeing it come to life is very rewarding,” Clark said. “We are standing on the backs of those who came before us – those who helped make this district what it is today. We are very pleased to have a 21st century learning space for the students that will open in the fall of 2017.”

Planning for the new school began in 2003 with Ron Matter, former superintendent, Clark said.

The Book family is very close – and it’s no act.

The Woodville family, which consists of Matt and Stephanie and children, Ryan and Makenna, are currently starring in the Fremont Community Theatre’s production of “The Addams Family.”

Matt, the patriarch of the family, plays the bass in the orchestra; Stephanie is Alice Beineke, mother of the “normal” family; Ryan plays her son, Lucas, Wednesday Addams’ boyfriend, and Makenna will be covered in a big ball of fur with sunglasses to play everyone’s favorite, Cousin It.

“I think it’s nice that we can do something together as a family. Families are going in different directions sometimes, so it’s nice that we can have something where we’re all together,” said Stephanie, a native of the state of Oregon. “We’re a family away from our family with our theater friends. Instead of dropping my kid off and watching him from afar, I’m involved with it, and I get to have that fun with him.”

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is seeking to bring federal money to Northwest Ohio communities to improve water quality.

At the Collins Park Wastewater Treatment Plant in East Toledo Monday, Brown announced that he that he will re-introduce legislation to Congress that would help bring back sewer and water infrastructure to where it was decades ago.

The bill would authorize $1.8 billion over five years for a grant program to help financially distressed communities update their aging infrastructure. The program would provide a 75-25 cost share for municipalities to use for planning, design and construction of treatment works to control combined and sanitary sewer overflows.

“We need to do more to address water quality at its source, by preventing the toxic runoff that causes the algal blooms,” Brown said. “But we also need to help the communities across Ohio that are struggling to afford expensive — but vital — renovations to outdated sewer systems.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is seeking to bring federal money to Northwest Ohio communities to improve water quality.

At the Collins Park Wastewater Treatment Plant in East Toledo Monday, Brown announced that he that he will re-introduce legislation to Congress that would help bring back sewer and water infrastructure to where it was decades ago.

The bill would authorize $1.8 billion over five years for a grant program to help financially distressed communities update their aging infrastructure. The program would provide a 75-25 cost share for municipalities to use for planning, design and construction of treatment works to control combined and sanitary sewer overflows.

“We need to do more to address water quality at its source, by preventing the toxic runoff that causes the algal blooms,” Brown said. “But we also need to help the communities across Ohio that are struggling to afford expensive — but vital — renovations to outdated sewer systems.

Oregon City Council on Monday will consider accepting the bid of Hank’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc., for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Secondary Treatment improvements – Phase 2 for $7.3 million.

Hank’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc. will provide labor, materials and equipment for the project.

“Hank’s Plumbing & Heating was determined to be the lowest and best bid,” said Public Service Director Paul Roman.

Kirk Bros. Co., Inc., submitted a higher bid of $7.5 million. Global Heavy Corporation submitted a bid of $6.2 million, lower than Hank’s Plumbing & Heating, but it did not meet with the city’s best bid criteria, said Roman.

“The company had no experience in public works or wastewater treatment work,” Roman said of Global Heavy Corporation. “In addition to that, they did not provide any of the required documents. Due to the lack of providing the proper documentation…Hank’s Plumbing & Heating was the best bid.”

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