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As World War II veterans are dying, veteran’s organizations are trying to rebuild their membership.

VFW Lakeshore Memorial Post 9816 in Oregon’s Bayshore neighborhood is no exception. The post is going through significant renovation and recognizing its members with a Wall of Honor.

“With the advent of Osama Bin Laden being eliminated, the timing of our Wall of Honor is so meaningful this Memorial Day weekend,” wrote Tom Fuller, VFW canteen manager, in an e-mail to The Press.

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Genoa resident Tim Reed worries about the excessive speed of motorists traveling Washington Street, a main thoroughfare in the village.

His concern has pushed him to come before Genoa Village Council several times in the past few months to plea for help. He is particularly concerned with the stretch of Washington Street running between State Route 51 and 13th Street. It’s the narrowest stretch of that street and children playing nearby are particularly vulnerable, officials say.

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A resolution opposing the sale or lease of the Ohio Turnpike has been approved by the Lake Township trustees.

The trustees approved the resolution Tuesday after receiving a letter from Wood County Commissioner Tim Brown, who last month announced his opposition to a sale or lease of the 241-mile toll road.

Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget bill includes a provision that could authorize the Ohio Department of Transportation to enter into a lease agreement for the road.

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Review of Davis-Besse exercise set for Friday
A meeting to discus the initial findings of an exercise at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station is scheduled for May 13 at 11 a.m. at the Ottawa County Emergency Operations Center, 315 Madison Street, Port Clinton.

The exercise is scheduled for May 10-12.

Preliminary findings will be reviewed by officials from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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The man whose name is synonymous with the study of agriculture at Oak Harbor High School – where he has influenced thousands of students in the classroom and the farm field, is retiring May 31.

An open house for Louie Damschroder is scheduled for May 15 from 1-3 p.m. in the agriculture education shop.

Damschroder was a recent graduate of Ohio State University when hired in 1976 by the Benton-Carroll-Salem district for its vocational education program at the high school.

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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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