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While running for re-election to U.S. Congress in October 2012, Rep. Marcy Kaptur told 100 Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce guests she believes stronger branding efforts must be made to promote Lake Erie.

“I am constantly telling audiences that we live in the most arable place on earth here on the banks of Lake Erie — the most prolific of all the Great Lakes. And, I challenged the U.S. Geological Survey one time to tell me where outside here there is this much fresh water and this much arable land. The truth is, there is no other place,” Kaptur said.

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The Oregon school board, as part of its Strategic Plan update, is asking the public to fill out an online survey to help determine the areas the district will focus on for the next three years.

Public input will inform and influence the strategic planning process. The public is encouraged to provide “honest thoughts” about the most critical issues the district must address in the next few years.

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Oak Harbor Village Council has been talking about the need for a park levy for a couple of months and on Monday members reviewed a break-down on park maintenance, expenses, needs and proposed future projects compiled by Interim Administrator Randy Genzman.

The analysis led them all to agree that they would likely have to go to voters for a park levy this year to generate cash just to help maintain the status quo.

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A 4.9-mill bond issue combined with a 0.25 percent earned income tax for the Northwood Local Schools District passed on Tuesday’s primary election ballot by just 17 votes, according to unofficial results from the Wood County Board of Elections.

The levy passed 671-654 votes, according to the board of elections.

A similar bond issue and income tax proposal on last November’s ballot was defeated by just two votes – 702-700.

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During spring break, many high school students were stuck inside watching the rain, while Woodmore faculty member Erin Reynolds enjoyed herself in Australia.

Reynolds, who teaches students with special needs, went to Australia to visit her friend Jamie Bannear, who was a foreign exchange student from Australia that Reynolds met in high school.

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Ebola outbreak

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