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A stream of complaints from residents and research by the village administration and council led to the decision to set the speed limit on main roads in the Village of Walbridge back to 35 miles per hour, Mayor Ed Kolanko said last week.

After conferring with the Ohio Department of Transportation, the village dropped the limit in September to 25 miles per hour on North Main Street, from Elm Street to the village’s northern corporation limit, and on South Main, as well as a stretch of Walbridge Road, which runs east-west.

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A transportation budget bill heads to a conference committee after being approved in both chambers of the state legislature.

The bill includes a provision authorizing the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission to issue $1.5 billion in revenue bonds to fund infrastructure projects.

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Eastwood School Superintendent Brent Welker said deputies of the Wood County Sheriff’s Department will be at the high school campus “intermittently” this week as district officials and the department try to determine who was responsible for leaving ammunition in a restroom Friday at the high school.

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A zoning case in Allen Township that twice went to the Sixth District Court of Appeals has been decided in favor of the township’s zoning board.

The appeals court last week upheld the zoning board’s decision to issue a conditional use permit to Charles Palmer, who sought the permit to open an auto repair shop in a building behind his township home.

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Area businesses, social service agencies, and schools were recognized Wednesday at the 20th annual Prism Awards ceremony sponsored by the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce.

The General Excellence Award was presented to The Future Wave Salon, Navarre Avenue, Oregon, owned by Jodi and Lee Eckman, who’ve incorporated environmentally-friendly products and services into their business model.

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