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Increased traffic congestion and delays are likely in Oregon next week as the result of the rehabilitation of a sanitary sewer on Wheeling Street as part of the Oregon Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project, Phase 2.

From Sunday, April 21 at 8 a.m. through Thursday, April 25, at 5 p.m., the city will close the center westbound through lane of Navarre Avenue at the intersection of Wheeling Street and Navarre Avenue, Oregon Public Service Director Paul Roman said at a council meeting on Monday.

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A proposed electrical power plant in the City of Oregon would be able to offset a large portion of the more than 6 gigawatts of capacity scheduled to go offline in 2015 due to federal environmental regulations, William Martin, a managing partner of North America Project Development, LLC, testified during a hearing Tuesday before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

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Workers’ compensation forum planned
State Representative Tim Brown and State Senator Randy Gardner will host Northwest Ohio employers April 15 for a roundtable discussion with Steve Buehrer, Administrator/CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

The employers will hear from Buehrer on BWC’s work over the course of two years to get injured workers healthy and back on the job and to maintain stable compensation rates.

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   A fired worker who authorities said returned to an Oak Harbor area business with weapons pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges Friday in Ottawa County Municipal Court.  An April 12 pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Kyle A. Kovac, 20, 508 Jackson St., Fremont.

   A judge set bail at $29,030 after his 8:30 a.m. appearance and then deputies took him back to jail, a court employee said.  The charges against Kovac include two counts of aggravated menacing, two counts of inducing panic, two counts of carrying a concealed weapon and one count of possession of criminal tools. The tools possession charge is a felony-5 designation and will be dealt with during a separate preliminary hearing, the court employee stated.

   He was charged after staff at Northern Manufacturing, at 5225 W. Lakeshore Drive in The Lakewinds Industrial complex, alerted authorities that Kovac, who had been fired on Monday, was at the plant around noon Thursday, according to Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick.

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The Woodville Police Department recently added a new member to its staff.

He is a short-haired Dutch Shepherd imported from Belgium and has been named Raider.

About two or three years ago, Chief Roy Whitehead started thinking about bringing back a K-9 unit to the department as the drug activity in the area began to increase.

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