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        Supporters of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights ballot initiative that is now being contested in court have started a crowdfunding site to help defray legal costs.

        Donations may be made at www.crowdjustice.com/case/defending-lake-erie.

        The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund drafted the bill of rights for the lake at the request of Toledoans for Safe Water, which then gathered signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot.

        The economic consequences from lost tax revenues to school districts and local governments if two nuclear power plants in the state are shuttered were featured in much of the testimony given Wednesday to members of a sub-committee in the Ohio House of Representatives

        The Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy Generation heard proponent testimony on House Bill 6, which would establish the Ohio Clean Air Program and be administered by an Ohio Air Quality Development Authority.

        The Lake Township Police Department was one of several agencies participating this past week in a joint operation that may have uncovered human trafficking.

        Township officers assisted Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers, who rescued a missing 15-year-old female while conducting a traffic stop April 16 on Interstate 80.

Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy announced on Wednesday that William Berry will be the new president and head of the school.

Berry will replace Fr. Eric Schild.

Berry is a known entity to the board and administrative team at Stritch. He will be taking on the presidency on June 3, and become the 11th leader since doors opened at Cardinal Stritch in 1961.

        Attending a free community event on May 23 at the Oregon Public Library may very well save a life.

        May 23 is Stop the Bleed Day, a nationwide campaign that highlights ways a bystander can help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

        Local health care professionals will be on hand at the library to educate the public on life-saving techniques to stop the loss of blood, according to Alexis Bolanis, trauma program coordinator at Mercy St. Charles Hospital.

        It takes just five minutes for a person to bleed to death without some kind of intervention.

 

abortion

The Ohio legislature has passed a bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. In practice, that would make abortion illegal after six weeks.
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