A North Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in connection with a fire set at a village residence earlier this year.

Six years after purchasing the former Ohio Highway Patrol post on Lemoyne Road and converting it into an emergency operations center, the Lake Township trustees are weighing the future of the building now that dispatching services for the township will soon be handled by the Wood County Sheriff's Department. The sheriff's department contract with the township for emergency dispatching service will go into effect June 3, Mark Hummer, township police chief, said.

Attorneys for a Whitehouse man charged with murder for the 1982 death of a Toledo woman are seeking to have the victim's body exhumed a second time. In a motion filed last week in Wood County Common Pleas Court, attorneys for Russell Adkins, 56, are asking the court for an order allowing them to disinter the body of Dana Rosendale.

Mother's Day, a time for flowers, dinner, and celebration, is especially sweet for a Wood County woman who said it's a miracle her newborn baby is here. Heather Bosak plans to spend today in the neonatal intensive care unit at Mercy Children's Hospital with her 1-month-old daughter Ava.

A Cygnet man has pleaded guilty to felonious assault for stabbing a North Baltimore man in the chest on Jan. 22. Joseph Carlos Garcia, 30, will be sentenced June 19 by Wood County Common Pleas Judge Alan Mayberry, the Toledo Blade reports.

Grant Chambers, 19, shows off his tux the day before he takes Mackenzie Bart, Miss Ohio 2014, to Perrysburg High School prom. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH Students across the country are marking the end of the school year with a trip to prom, but only one is attending with Miss Ohio.

A vehicle crash has tied up traffic on southbound I-75 near this Wood County community today, injuring at least one person, authorities said. The crash occurred about 12:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the interstate near the Luckey - Haskins exit to State Rt.

Rossford teacher Todd Eckel, second from left, is congratulated by Mayor Neil MacKinnon III, left, Rossford Police Chief Glenn Goss, Sr., and Dan Creps, superintendent of Rossford schools, following a news conference in December. Mr. Eckels was exonerated of drug charges.

The 1-mill, two-year levy now generates roughly $550,000 a year and funds refuse pickup, City Treasurer Dave Creps said. The tax now costs residents about $30 a year per $100,000 of home value.

Lucas County's disconnected physical facilities and a high turnout in Springfield that kept voting machines whirring until 8 p.m. contributed to Lucas County having the last election report in the region. If they were following the news on social media or the Internet, voters in Wood County knew as early as 9:12 p.m. the full final results of Tuesday's voting.

On the eve of a meeting in Swanton tonight in which the federal government is seeking more public reaction to the proposed 250-mile NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline, Wood County commissioners are fuming over what they consider to be a major snub by four pipeline companies and numerous elected officials who represent the region. An April 30 letter signed and sent by the three board members expressed disappointment that none of them replied to a request the county board put out in March for discussion about pipeline projects for Wood County.

Mike Scott was on a ladder in the summer of 1992, working on his roof, when his neighbor, Mark Zuchowski, walked over and told him there was a spot open on the Rossford board of zoning appeals. Ever since he came down off that ladder, he's risen in city government, and 23 years later Mr. Zuchowski - a former mayor and now Rossford's Zoning administrator - finds Mr. Scott as his new boss as the city administrator.

Voters in the Rossford school district are being asked to approve a five-year, 5.9-mill levy that would generate $2 million annually. District officials say the tax increase is needed to avert more budget cuts.

A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 in Wood County this morning closed north and southbound lanes for approximately two hours.

Up to 10 residents will live in each house, which will include private suites and a communal living area, as well as a dining and kitchen area for home-cooked meals. Construction begins this week on a $10 million skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Clermont County's Miami Township, which will create 75 jobs.

A survey of a vacant lot owned by the Village of Walbridge on Main Street is being conducted as a preliminary step to the village vacating a portion of an adjacent alley and allowing the local branch of the Wood County District Public Library to expand. The library has asked the village to consider donating the lot so the library can expand its branch at 108 N. Main.

Superintendent Dan Creps has already cut an administrative position, three teachers, and six nonteaching positions to save $1.25 million, regardless of the levy decision. If the levy fails, facilities will close at 4 p.m. to outside organizations to cut cleaning costs, pay-to-play athletics, reduced food choices, and other programs outside the core subjects could be reduced or lost.