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Four Eastwood High School students have recently received national honors and recognition for their livestock judging.
Seniors Logan Browne, Kirsten Ameling, and Lane Kemner and junior Hannah Frobose travelled to Denver, Colorado in January to compete at the National Western Stock Show.
The team, under the coaching of Dan Frobose, represented Ohio at the prestigious competition.
They finished second out of 35 teams at the show, just 13 points behind the winning team from Texas.
The Village of Genoa has trimmed its list of candidates for police chief down to two men.
A council committee has already interviewed Brad Weis, a Toledo Police Department captain, and is expected to interview Chad Milner, an Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office deputy, on Thursday, according to Village Administrator Kevin Gladden.
Weis has a number of other ties to Ottawa County. The Oak Harbor resident is also a current member of Oak Harbor Village Council.
And Milner already has a history with Genoa, having served as police chief until 2008 when he left to become a sheriff’s deputy.
Although he’s retired as chief of the Woodville Township Volunteer Fire Department, Paul Heineman is still spending time at the fire station on E. Main Street – as a township trustee.
Heineman, who’d been chief of the department since 1991 and a member since 1963, won a seat on the Woodville Township board of trustees in the November election.
Although he didn’t see a problem with holding both the chief’s post and a trustee seat, the other trustees saw a possible conflict of interest. So Heineman agreed to relinquish the chief’s office, which is located across the hall from the room where the trustees hold their meetings.
Tight finances are forcing Oak Harbor Village Council to consider possible elimination or reduction of the village’s income tax credit.
Currently, the village collects a 1 percent income tax from village residents who live and work in the village. People who live in the village but work in communities where another tax is collected are exempt from the tax
The income tax dates back to 1971 and, last year brought in a little more than $680,000, according to tax administrator Kim Mehlow.
The village, however, continues to struggle to keep its finances in the black as major projects such as a combined overflow sewer system revamp and other utility line replacements loom. As a result, leaders are exploring a number of ways increasing revenues to offset expenses.
Andy Rakay’s bell to be rung for fallen firefighters
When longtime International Boxing Club president Andrew Rakay passed away after suffering a stroke at age 80 in 2010, IBC founder and best friend Harry Cummins, along with the rest of the gym's family, honored their pal by retiring the sacred gold bell that Rakay used to keep time with during the gym's many amateur boxing bouts.
It will be displayed on an IBC wall for all to see and remember.
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