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Northwood City Council may be inching closer to hiring a full-time fire chief after discussing City Administrator Dennis Recker’s latest recommendation to hire a part-time chief.

Council and the administration have been vacillating on their decision between hiring a part-time or full-time fire chief since the death of a resident brought to light issues, including EMS service gaps, within the fire department.

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Mike Godfrey just finished his 22nd year as a teacher in the Eastwood school district, including the last 13 with its Gifted and Talented program.

He's made a positive impact with hundreds of students, but perhaps none more so than Eric Rutherford, a 2008 Eastwood graduate.

“I had Mr. Godfrey six times while I was in school, between fourth grade and senior year,” Rutherford said. “I always enjoyed the way he taught and how he pushed the students.”

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One of the first things the Lake Township trustees did during their initial meeting Tuesday in the new administration building was to thank a local businessman for his efforts following the June 5, 2010 tornado that ravaged the township.

The trustees approved a resolution in appreciation of Ed Nagle, of Nagle Companies, Moline-Martin Road.

Nagle opened his facilities to the township’s emergency services, allowing them to operate there as a command center during rescue operations after the tornado hit.

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Area farmers took advantage of a few days of dry weather to get into their fields and try to salvage what has been a planting season overwhelmed by record-breaking rainfall.

In Sandusky County, about 10 percent of the corn crop and about 3 percent of the soybean crop had been planted prior to last week, said W. Todd Warner, executive director of the county’s Farm Service Agency office.

The spell of dry weather earlier this month, however, allowed growers in some areas of the county to plant as much as 80 percent of their corn acreage, Warner estimates.

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John Dandar, of Curtice, stood in line with his fellow workers to thank President Obama for saving his job. What he received, in the end, was two priceless mementos from the experience.

Dandar’s wife, Maggi, a photographer, took photos of then presidential candidate Barack Obama, when he visited Maumee Bay State Park, in Oregon, in 2008.

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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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