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The president of the Woodmore school board has directed the high school administration to prepare a report on what procedures have been implemented to prevent another theft of money from high school facilities.

During Tuesday’s board meeting Joe Liszak directed Jim Kieper, high school principal, to have a report ready for the board’s February meeting.

“I think the rest of the board would agree we’ve been kept in the dark on this,” Liszak said after the meeting. “The board deserves an answer and the public deserves an explanation. What I want to know is what type of internal controls have been changed so this does not happen again.”

For about six years, students in Ohio State University’s Stone Lab’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship Program have participated in a multi-state walleye movement and mortality study in Lake Erie.

Using acoustic telemetry, researchers from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and similar agencies across the region are tracking the movement of fish including Walleye, an important sport fish, to better understand how the fish travel throughout the lake during their life cycle.

In a contributing project funded by Ohio Sea Grant, ODNR researcher Dr. Chris Vandergoot is implanting acoustic trackers into Walleye spawning below a dam located in Ballville Township, just outside of Fremont, Ohio. The trackers in the fish, along with receivers placed throughout Lake Erie and neighboring lakes and streams, act much like the E-ZPass system in place on many U.S. turnpikes.

A cheer rose from those attending the monthly meeting of the East Toledo Club when it was announced that a house at 452 Dover Place will be demolished.

The residence has been vacant for many years, someone noted.

Cindy Geronimo, Commissioner of the Department of Neighborhoods Division of Code Enforcement, gave club members an update Thursday on a realignment of the city’s inspection program. Prior to the change, residential inspectors had been assigned to work according to census tracts. Now they’re working by city council districts.

A proposed levy renewal on the March ballot looms large over much of the discussion members of the Woodmore school board and administration have been having at the start of 2016.

Without renewal of the levy that generates about $600,000 annually, the school system faces a deficit in Fiscal 2017, according to estimates of revenues and expenditures prepared by Jaime Pearson, district treasurer.

Collections from the levy are scheduled to end Dec. 31.

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to presspublications.com and clicking on the icon on the upper right.


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