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The 2012 Biggest Week in American Birding Festival is almost here.

The third annual event, which was hosted by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) near Oak Harbor last year, has moved its headquarters to the Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center for this year’s May 4-13 event.

While the Lake school board Tuesday formally approved spending cuts of about $1.15 million, board members also let residents know there would likely be a request for additional operating funds on the ballot this year.

But even if voters approve more millage, the cuts to teaching and non-teaching personnel, the reduction of the kindergarten program, and the closing of Walbridge Elementary School will remain in place, according to the board and administration.

The East Toledo Family Center created an award on behalf of its first senior director, Nancy Gernheuser, who retired in 1997.

Qualities listed for the Senior Director Award include “being creative, vision, advocacy for others, dedicated to own sense of values, personable, approachable, caring, passionate, and having a true sense of humor,” which are said to exemplify Gernheuser’s qualities.

Oregon City Council tabled a vote on a proposed charter change until July 9 so that it can be placed on the fall ballot.

The charter amendment would allow council to extend their term of office to four years from their present two year terms. The amendment would also stagger the terms so that all seven members would not be up for re-election at the same time.

Lake Township Fire Chief Todd Walters Tuesday commended a township firefighter for his quick reaction that saved a fellow firefighter from serious injury – or worse.

About 55 firefighters from five departments responded to an explosion and fire March 16 at Tri-State Expedited Service, Inc., Cummings Road.


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