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The Village of Genoa has succeeded in filling a vacant seat on council but the search for a new police chief has lost momentum.

For the second time this summer, the village has come up short in its search to replace former Police Chief Randy Hill. Hill, who had been placed on administrative leave for an undisclosed issue, then resigned without warning last November.

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Tony Packo’s Cafe Chief Operating Officer Rob Horvath says semi-trucks are illegally using Consaul Street in East Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood.

In a letter obtained by The Press that Horvath wrote to District 3 councilman Mike Craig, the COO stated, “I was about to pull away from Packo’s at 11:40 a.m. today when a semi drove past and was headed east (towards Oregon) on Consaul Street. I decided to follow to see its destination point. Per our discussion in the parking lot yesterday, I suspected that the increase in heavy truck traffic on Consaul was not Toledo bound but rather Oregon bound.

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A special enforcement effort to collect past due real estate taxes in Ottawa County has resulted in more than $1.1 million being collected in 18 months.

Mark Mulligan, county prosecutor, and Bob Hille, treasurer, said they’ve concluded the initial phase of their campaign to collect to overdue revenues, which focused on large delinquencies they claim were the result of willful failure to pay.

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Three people will be vying for two seats on the Oregon Board of Education on November 8. Unfortunately, Incumbent Board Member Diane Karoly will not be one of them.

The seats of both Karoly and Board President Eric Heintschel, who has decided not to run, are both up for grabs. Karoly had filed her petitions with the Lucas County Board of Elections, but a simple mistake will keep her off of the ballot.

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Jerusalem Township officials have dreamed of having their own recreation complex for over a decade, if not longer. Now, they’ll have it.

Tuesday, a private/public partnership broke ground for two baseball diamonds and two soccer fields on a 10-acre property adjacent to Jerusalem Elementary School. Construction is expected to begin immediately and the fields will be available for use next spring.

“We all know this has been a long process trying to get this rolling prior to (trustee) David (Bench) and I,” trustee Ron Sheehan said. “We went through some trials and tribulations to get this where it’s at.”

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