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Wood County’s allocation of Community Development Block Grant funding for fiscal 2013 is $191,000 – less than in previous years - and the county will be funding fewer projects than it had in the past, Dave Steiner, director of the county’s planning commission, says in a letter to local elected officials.

“A major change to the program for the 2013 fiscal year is that Wood County may only fund up to four projects with this amount as opposed to the six that we were able to fund in previous years,” Steiner writes in the April 12 letter.

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Street cleaning contract OK’d
 
The Lake Township trustees have approved a contract with MJ’s Snow and Landscape, Port Clinton, for $1,300 to sweep curbed streets during the summer.

The sweeping is required by a storm water management plan mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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The Sandusky County commissioners used a portion of a recent meeting to discuss possibly seeking renewal of a 0.25 percent sales tax that is scheduled to expire in October.

The commissioners met with Bill Farrell, county auditor, and, according to minutes of their meeting, are contemplating making a decision in the next couple of months.

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The new fire chief for the Harris-Elmore Volunteer Fire Department says there’s a good chance the department may seek a new levy in the future to offset department needs.

Jim Wilburn, a 25-year veteran of the western Ottawa County department, became chief April 1. The former fire department first captain was chosen from a group of four in-house candidates, according to the Harris Township trustees’ meeting minutes.

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The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit will be at the spotlight of a new fundraising event April 20.

The $20 a plate steak fry takes place at 5 p.m. at the Catawba Township Community Hall, 3707 N.W. Catawba Road. The dinner includes a 16-ounce T-bone steak, potato, roll and salad. And while you enjoy the meal, there will be a host of auctions, raffles and D.J. entertainment.

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Ebola outbreak

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