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The Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a hazardous materials exercise June 29 at 6 p.m. at the Brush Wellman plant in Harris Township.

Personnel from Brush Wellman, the Harris-Elmore Fire and Emergency Medical Service, Rocky Ridge Fire Department, and Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, Red Cross, and other county agencies will participate.

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Marvin Dabish, an Oregon resident for four years, is running for mayor.

Dabish, 32, turned in his petitions to the Lucas County Board of Elections by the June 17 deadline to be on the Sept. 15 primary ballot.

He joins Mayor Marge Brown, who is running for a third term, and Councilman Mike Seferian on the ballot for mayor.

The top two vote getters in the primary will square off in the November election.

The board of elections will go through the process of certifying the petitions within the next two weeks.

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The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments is hosting a reception for Ottawa County members June 30 at the Schedel Arboretum & Gardens in Elmore.

Larry Fletcher, executive director of the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau, will discuss efforts to promote Lake Erie tourism.

The reception will be from 5-7 p.m.

For reservation information contact Greg Gettum at (419) 241-9155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Genoa Bank and Owens Community College are sponsoring the event.

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Several local projects are included in a revised list of water quality improvement projects seeking funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) – the so-called stimulus bill.

Chris Korelski, Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, said the U.S. EPA has approved the state’s plan detailing how ARRA funds would be used and how projects would be selected.

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Spending cuts totaling about $192,000 have been approved by the Woodmore school board as it prepares for placing an emergency operating levy on the August ballot.

Superintendent Jane Garling said the cuts will remain in place even if voters don’t approve the ballot issue.

Last week, the board approved not replacing a teacher retiring at the elementary school and eliminating two teaching positions at the school. The elementary guidance counselor position is being reduced from 185 days to 120.

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