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So, you are a young professional who would like to see how others go about your line of business in other countries?

If you are between the ages of 25 and 40, the opportunity is here, if you act quickly.

The Rotary Clubs of Northwest Ohio are seeking young professionals to participate in a cultural exchange with southeast and central India for four weeks from Jan. 15-Feb. 15, 2013. You must respond with an application by September 1 of this year.

Federal and state wildlife officials working in conjunction with academic researchers announced six water samples taken from Sandusky and north Maumee bays in Lake Erie tested positive for the presence of Asian carp environmental DNA in Michigan and Ohio waters.

If the carp find their way into Lake Erie, it could affect the fishing and boating industries and the local economy, said Sandy Bihn, executive director for Lake Erie Waterkeeper, Inc.

Demolition has begun on the Genoa High School gymnasium.

The court and its facilities won’t be available for student use until Dec. 6, according to school superintendent Dennis Mock.

Construction will affect five girls basketball games and three boys games on the fall schedule for the 2012-13 school year, he added. The athletic director will schedule those games as away events.

A Curtice family welcomed a group of very special guests who dropped – or rather, rolled in for lunch July 18. Tammy and Scott Henegar waited with anticipation for the arrival of the JettRide – a cross-country cycle tour for teens to raise funds and awareness to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

It’s a cause close to the Henegars’ heart. Two years ago, their son Braedan, now 6, was diagnosed with Duchenne – a progressive muscle disorder that causes loss of muscle function and independence.

Chamber raising funds for new playground

Plans for a new playground at Pearson Metropark call for more than the typical swings and slides. The new landscape will have those elements, of course, but the Pearson Playscape will offer much more.

New playgrounds in the Metroparks are being designed with unique, interactive sculptures created by a local company to reflect the natural environments of the parks. At Pearson, the new playground will incorporate sculptures of trees and animals that are enticing to children and educational at the same time.

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