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A Lake Township police sergeant will be suspended from duty without pay for being intoxicated while off duty.

Police Chief Mark Hummer imposed the disciplinary measure Thursday after meeting with Sgt. Scott Sims, who was driven home from his brother’s wedding reception last month by two members of the township’s volunteer fire department after they became concerned he was unable to drive safely.

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A survey of asbestos in the Woodville Mall, which would be an initial step in the demolition process of the deteriorating retail structure, is being scheduled for this week according to the mall’s former general manager.

Juanita Jones, who’s told Northwood city officials she is representing the new owner of the mall for the demolition, said she’s received bids from two companies for demolishing the mall and was expecting a third bid this week.

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Gov. John Kasich’s budget proposal to cut taxes on businesses and to expand the sales tax base presents a quandary for business organizations which can see benefits as well as disadvantages for their members.

House Bill 59 lowers the rate of the state sales tax from 5.5 percent to 5 percent while expanding the state tax base to include most sales of services.

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A resolution to proceed with the annexation of a parcel of land owned by the Woodmore School District has been approved by the board of education.

The board is seeking to have the parcel annexed to the Village of Woodville, said Kevin Slates, district treasurer.

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On March 23, the American Legion Post 183 Calf Club is hosting a benefit for Jimmy Bockbrader, a familiar face in Wood County and the Pemberville area now living with cancer.

Bockbrader has worked for The Fork’s Restaurant for over 50 years. He has been active in the Sons of American Legion Post 183 and other community events.

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