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Ottawa County Commissioner Steve Arndt’s recent trip to Washington D.C. cost taxpayers a little over $200 but Arndt expects to reap greater benefits for the county.

Arndt ventured on the four-day trip to the nation’s capital the first week of the month. The total cost of the trip was about $1,765, Arndt said. The County Commissioners Association of Ohio picked up the larger part of the tab, shelling out $1,500.

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Gibsonburg plans industrial park improvements
Gibsonburg village officials plan to break ground in April on a $1.27 million project to improve an industrial park.

Village council recently approved awarding a contract to Speer Brothers, Inc., Sandusky, to install about 1,500 feet of access road, and water and sewer lines for the site, which covers just under 60 acres in the southeast corner of the Sandusky County village, administrator Dave Johnson said.

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A Jerusalem Township trustee said he expects the board of trustees to make a decision this week on whether or not the township fire chief should retain his job.

Joe Kiss said a special meeting has been scheduled for March 19 at 2 p.m. to consider charges against Fire Chief Harold Stanton, who’s been on suspension since March 5 for allegedly permitting a non-member of the fire department to participate in emergency calls.

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State of Wood County address set for Tuesday
The public is invited to attend the State of the County Address presented by Wood County Commissioners James Carter, Doris Herringshaw and Joel Kuhlman March 19 at 8 a.m. in the courthouse atrium.

The annual address provides an opportunity for the public to hear the commissioners’ perspectives on events that occurred in the county in 2012, as well as their projections for 2013.

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Lana Pollack, who chairs the U.S. section of the International Joint Commission, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lake Erie Waterkeeper Conference March 21 at Lourdes University, Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.

Pollack was appointed to chair the U.S. section by President Barack Obama in June 2010.

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