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The Village of Genoa has increased rates associated with three of its utilities.

Administrator Kevin Gladden said increasing costs of doing business were the reason for the hikes, adding they were needed to keep systems on track financially.

Ordinances passed last week by village council increased the sewer permit and application process from $600 to $1,200 and the rate for underground electric tap-in and storm sewer tap-in each from $200 to $400. The new rates take effect 30 days from the time of passage.

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A recent opinion of the Ohio Attorney General’s office that one person may simultaneously hold the positions of police chief and administrator was expected by Walbridge mayor Ed Kolanko, who repeated his confidence in Ken Frost, the man currently holding both posts.

“I’m very happy the ruling came out as I expected,” the mayor said. “It was one thing I’m confident we were doing correctly and that’s been affirmed by the AG ruling.

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Clay High School Principal Jim Jurski notes that when schools like Ottawa-Glandorf and Napoleon travel for sports, they bring the entire town with them. In town, businesses paint their windows in school colors.

“Whenever you go to a small school, like Carey or Ottawa-Glandorf, and drive through that town, or I just drove through Woodville the other day, all the local business have ‘Go ‘Cats’ and they’ve got their flags flying out there,” Jurski said.

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Texting and driving is a big “NO!”

Today more and more people rely on their cell phones. Additionally, the more that people become dependent on their phones, the more dangerous the roads get. Teens generally make excuses as to why they use their phones to text and drive such as, “It was important,” and “I had to text my mom.”

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Details of the Urban Waters Initiative and priorities for improving water quality in the Western Lake Erie watershed will be discussed Nov. 19 at the Maumee Branch Library.

Cheryl Rice, of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, said the meeting is open to anyone with an interest in restoring urban waters.

The meeting will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library is located at 501 River Road.

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