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Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to and clicking the icon in the upper right corner.

Hello All . . . from Vinton, LA, about 4 miles from the Texas border,

It’s time to admit there is a problem with how Ohio regulates the electric industry, says the Governing Board of the office of Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, which is calling for the establishment of a task force to study possible reforms.

A report by the board says it’s time for the state to address issues looming on the not-too-distant horizon, including what role renewable energy should play in the state’s future.

“First, there has to be a recognition of a problem; the problem is how we currently regulate this industry,” the report says. “There can be no other explanation as to why consumers’ electric costs are so very high when compared to all the gifts Ohio has inherited.”

If you have an opinion about future growth and development in Wood County a public workshop is scheduled for Feb. 10 to hear your ideas on the county’s next land-use plan.

The county planning commission will hold the forum from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Jr. Fair Building at the Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green.

The county’s current land-use plan was adopted in 2007. Since then, says Dave Steiner, director of the Wood County Planning Commission, development trends and regulations have changed.

It’s time, he says, to create a new, clear vision for the future.

Oregon City Council on Monday awarded bids for the Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) infrastructure improvement project that will be constructed at the water treatment plant.

Council approved an $11,379,360 bid submitted by Mosser Construction, Inc., Fremont, for general/mechanical construction of upgrades to the water treatment plant that will add the use of ozone in the pretreatment process.

Council approved the $1,218,000 bid submitted by Brint Electric for the electrical contract.

The city’s consultant, ARCADIS, of Toledo, recommended awarding the bids to both companies because they were the lowest and best bids for the project.

For some, randomly shooting a firearm into the air at midnight to celebrate the New Year is harmless fun. In reality, though, the risk that a stray bullet could kill or seriously injure someone is very real.

What goes up must come down. And so it is with a bullet. Although its trajectory is arbitrary, one thing is certain: It will hit anything in its path.

Just ask Carol Rasar, of Oregon.

“I found a bullet in my ceiling,” said Rasar. “Someone was celebrating New Year's, shot off a gun or something, and the bullet went through my roof and was lodged in my living room ceiling.”


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