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Genoa councilman Eric Hise resigned effective immediately at the end of Monday night’s regular  meeting.

Hise, who was just over a year and a half into his four-year term, said in a telephone interview after the meeting that personal health issues forced his decision. He has been struggling with severe back problems for several months. As a result, Hise said he anticipates surgery and rehabilitation in the near future that will prevent him from attending meetings and maintaining a concentrated focus on village business, he said. He already retired from his bonding company job late last year but retains part ownership in a local bar.

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Although the lowest bids for road resurfacing projects in Lake Township have come in under estimates, the township trustees may proceed with only two of four planned projects due to a tight budget in the road department.

Dan McLargin, roads supervisor, earlier this month recommended contracts be awarded to Gerken Paving, Inc., Napoleon, which had submitted the lowest bids for resurfacing portions of Lakehurst Drive and Latcha, Ayers, and Isch roads.

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The Press newspaper staff and photographer won first and second place in The Press Club of Cleveland’s 2011 Excellence in Journalism awards.

The Press news staff, which includes news editors Kelly J. Kaczala and Larry Limpf, assistant editor Tammy Walro, sports editor Pat Eaken, and writer Melissa Burden, won first place in the breaking news category for coverage of a killer tornado that swept through Millbury and Lake Township on June 5, 2010.

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Administrator Dennis Recker unveiled Mayor Mark Stoner’s proposed 24/7 Advanced Life Support (ALS) system for the city at a meeting this month that guarantees a paramedic will respond to an emergency medical call.

Recker presented the proposal, which will be implemented in two phases, at a July 7 council meeting.

Stoner did not attend the meeting.

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State Representative Randy Gardner last week said a provision he sponsored in the state budget bill that gives member communities of the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority the means to end TARTA property taxes was a matter of voters rights.

“This is not about me, or TARTA, or Perrysburg,” Gardner said. “This is about voters’ rights and public accountability.”

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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