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Northwood Mayor Ed Schimmel, who was elected mayor last November, is seeking the Republican Party nomination for the Ohio House 3rd District seat.

The seat is being vacated by State Rep. Tim Brown, who accepted a position as executive director with the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG).

Brown is expected to officially step down on July 17 before he starts his new job.

The Woodmore Board of Education is seeking applications for the position of interim superintendent.

Linda Bringman, who’s been superintendent since 2012, announced her retirement last week, effective July 1.

The deadline for candidates to apply is July 15.

Letters of interest, a resume, a copy of a current superintendent’s license, and references should be sent to or to: Woodmore Local School District, 349 Rice Street, Elmore, O., 43416, P.O. Box 701, to the attention of Joe Liszak, Board President.

If the current pace continues, the Lake Township Fire Department will respond to 1,200-1,300 emergency calls in 2016 and surpass last year’s runs by more than 100.

Fire Chief Bruce Moritz said last week he’s begun staffing the departments’ two stations with paid personnel between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to help meet the growing run volume.

“It needs to be filled,” he said Tuesday after the meeting of the township trustees. Two people will be working the shift and rotate every other day between the Walbridge and Millbury stations.

Walbridge Mayor Ed Kolanko plans to present photos and other data he’s compiled on Dry and Cedar creeks to village council’s streets committee later this month as the village addresses flooding problems.

During their June 8 meeting, committee members noted that the creeks haven’t been cleared of debris in decades and a combination of development and restricted flow may result in flooding.

“Storm sewers are only as effective as the creeks into which they flow,” minutes of the committee’s meeting say.

Yard signs and T-shirts with an inspirational message that mentions Christ are a common site in the Genoa area as residents express support for the message and for a high school principal who had the message on a sign hanging on her office wall before being asked to take it down.

Residents have purchased about 600 T-shirts and about 200 yard signs bearing the message: “Be Kind, Speak Truth, Love Others, Show Grace, Work Hard, Be Grateful, Follow Christ,” according to Angela Bradfield, a 1995 graduate of Genoa High School and an organizer of the effort.




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