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Volunteers sought for Global Youth Service Day

Adult and youth volunteers are needed to clean up East Toledo parks on Global Youth Service Day, April 12.

The annual nationally organized activity is considered the largest annual service event in the world. In the greater Toledo area, United Way Volunteer Center collaborates with more than 3,000 youth, local agency partners, and companies to volunteer and celebrate Global Youth Service Day.

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Oak Harbor poised to open a sewer system regulator

Officials in Oak Harbor are taking a stride in the effort to fix a major problem with the sewer system and related flooding in residential areas.

Village leaders recently received Ohio Environmental Protection Agency permission for a modified sewer system permit request to open the combined sewer overflow regulator valve on Portage Street, according to interim village administrator Randy Genzman.

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Levy would avert deficit, treasurer says

Data compiled by the administration of the Genoa Area Local School District indicate the school system faces a deficit of about $100,000 by the end of the 2016 fiscal year on June 30, 2016 without additional spending cuts or revenues.

Bill Nye, district treasurer, said the school system’s five-year financial forecast shows a negative cash balance by then largely due to a drop in state revenues and stagnant property taxes even though the district has reduced expenditures. The projected deficit climbs to about $1.2 million by the end of the 2017 fiscal year.

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With more than $1.4 billion sitting in the Ohio Budget Stabilization Fund – also called the state’s rainy day fund – is it time for the state legislature to restore the cuts to revenues used by local governments for a host of services?

The Lake Township trustees think so. The board of trustees Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution asking Gov. John Kasich and two state legislators to push for the restoration of local government funds that were cut in recent state budgets.

The resolution notes that the township budget for roads has been depleted due to overtime for snow removal and related repairs.

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Despite accusations, fire chief has trustees’ support

The Lake Township trustees Tuesday re-affirmed their support for Bruce Moritz, township fire chief, after hearing a resident say some members of the fire department contacted him to voice their concerns about how the chief runs the department.

Randy Saint John, of E. Freedom Drive, told the trustees eight firefighters contacted him via email with their grievances, saying they feared repercussions if they took their complaints to command officers and the trustees.

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