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Northwood has installed warning lights at three intersections that will notify motorists that trains are passing railroad crossings to give them the opportunity to select an alternate route and reduce traffic congestion.

“The last camera was installed. So we are closer to operating them,” said City Administrator Bob Anderson.

The lights have been installed at the intersections of Wales and East Broadway, Wales and Drouillard heading into Walbridge, and at Wales and Woodville, he said.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine last week warned the public to be more vigilant about suspicious phone calls due to the latest phone scam.

Several people across the state have filed complaints with DeWine’s office since Friday.

The scam involves the caller asking “Can you hear me?” The caller tries to trick consumers into responding “Yes,” and using their response to place unauthorized charges on their phone or utility bills.

 A state program to fund the construction and renovation of school buildings will be expanded to assist more districts  with other improvements if a bill sponsored by two area legislators becomes law.

 Senator Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) and Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) say their bill will allow school districts that haven’t funded projects through the Ohio School Facilities Commission to qualify for funding for technology and security upgrades.

 A request to rezone two acres in Troy Township from an A-1 agricultural classification to C-1 neighborhood commercial is on the Feb. 7 meeting agenda of the Wood County Planning Commission.

 The meeting is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.

 Summit Properties Realty Fund 1, LLC, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, submitted the request and has indicated it intends to develop the property for retail/commercial use.  The parcel is located in the unincorporated area of Stony Ridge, between State Route 163 and Stony Ridge Road.

 Walbridge Mayor Ed Kolanko last week said he remains confident in the village’s fiscal operations despite a state audit revealing payroll overpayments in 2014 of about $7,200 to five employees.

 “The village had 27 pay periods for the year 2014 which is unusual as a normal year has 26 pay periods,” the mayor said. “The fiscal officer did not adjust the wages of salary employees to accurately reflect this difference, resulting in those employees receiving a total of one extra pay period over that year.”

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