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The Western Lake Erie Region during the War of 1812 will be the focus of the annual Friends of Pearson March Sunday Series, which features weekly presentations Sundays at 2 p.m. in Macomber Lodge at Pearson Metropark.  The series will begin March 4 with a presentation by Jeff Helmer, a park ranger at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island. The monument commemorates the Battle of Lake Erie, which changed the course of the war.

Thirteen businesses and organizations have been nominated for the 19th annual Prism Awards, a local initiative to honor excellence.

Unlike past years, this year’s nominees include mainly small businesses. They are: D.R. Ebel, Northwood; East Point Physical Therapy; Oregon; Homestead Variety, Oregon; Maumee Bay Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oregon; Simply Green Lawn Service, Oregon and Therapy Works, Oregon.

It’s called the “Biggest Week in American Birding,” and for good reason.

The third annual event runs from May 5-15 and for the first time activities will be headquartered at Maumee Bay State Park. The festival will bring thousands of birding enthusiasts and millions of dollars into Northwest Ohio, according to Kim Kaufman, executive director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory.

Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies have a new tool to help them keep the peace – state-of-the art Taser devices.

Sheriff Steve Levorchick used Furtherance of Justice funds from 2011 and 2012 to buy 12 new X-26 Taser to equip in road patrol cruisers. The cost was about $800 for each device.

Bast to be honored by school board association

Richard Bast, a former board member of the Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School Board, will be presented with the Ohio School Boards Association’s Master Board Member Award at one of the association’s regional spring conferences.

The conference will be held in Milan March 15.

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