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Probate court starting guardian program
Judge David Woessner said trained volunteers will provide guardian service for persons who’ve been declared incompetent or who are unable to take care of themselves.
The program won’t deal with guardianships involving control or access to finances, he said.
“There is an increasing need for guardianships to assist individuals who have no family or other suitable relatives or interested parties to help them,” Judge Woessner said. “This program will fill that need.”
The first training class is expected to be held in September. Individuals interested in volunteering must be 21 or older. Background and reference checks will be conducted.
Applications for volunteers may be picked up at the probate court or its website, the Wood County Committee on Aging, and Wood County Department of Job and Family Services.
For information contact Jennifer Robeson, probate court manager, at 419-354-9230.
According to the Wood County Commissioners, four grants totaling $849,884 and one interest- free loan application in the amount of $324,779 were approved.
Projects funded include the Greensburg Pike Bridge rehabilitation at the South Branch of the Portage River ($264,000 grant); Dairy View Road Bridge replacement/road improvement at the CSX railroad ($88,416 grant); Dunbridge Road over Lois Harbour Ditch at the CSX railroad ($325,000 grant); Bahnsen Road improvement at I-280 ($172,364 grant), and Huffman Road improvements ($324,779 loan).
Bids will be accepted for these projects later this year.
The road is expected to re-open on or about June 16.
The road will not be open to local or emergency traffic.