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Oregon will submit an application to the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) for funding from the Transportation Alternatives Program for the Oregon bikeway preservation project.

The city is requesting $192,000 for the $240,000 project. The local share is $48,000.

Northwood Police Sergeant Doug Hubaker wants the city to continue operating automated photo speed and red light enforcement cameras at two intersections for public safety reasons.

Sgt. Hubaker, a 23-year police veteran who has been with Northwood 18 years, Wednesday morning spoke to arguably what may be the cameras’ biggest opponents — business men and women who are members of the Oregon-Northwood Rotary Club. Some fear motorists stay out of Northwood to avoid the cameras.

Northwood City Council on May 9 tabled a vote on whether to renew a contract with Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., to continue operating traffic cameras at two intersections.

Council members have already taken positions at recent meetings on the cameras, with four firmly against renewing the contract, and three in favor.

Agricultural facilities in Northwest Ohio, including one in East Toledo, will be featured in the 2013 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.

On June 15, Graham Farms in Grand Rapids will be on the tour. The farm specializes in pasture-raised meat, which is sold under the label Omega Meats.

Is a transitional housing program for men in Ottawa County about to become a reality in the near future?

Two forums scheduled for next week will explain “The Lighthouse” project’s need and discuss opportunities. The first meeting is May 20 at the Genoa Library and the second is May 22 at the Ida Rupp Library in Port Clinton. Both sessions start at 7 p.m.