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Of seven candidates running for Toledo’s mayor, three have served as mayor before, one is the spouse of someone who served and passed away, two ran for mayor at least once before, and the seventh is a city council member.

That means all have addressed or dealt with Marina District issues before, but all seven still believe that the 127-acre riverfront property along the east side of the Maumee will be developed someday.

The question is, will one of these, when elected, be able to see vertical development?

A lease agreement between the BP-Husky Refinery in Oregon and New Harvest Christian Church will enable the church to become more community oriented, says the Rev. Sharon McQueary, interim senior pastor at the church, but the agreement has also spawned unfounded rumors the church is closing.

The refinery and church council recently signed a four-year agreement this month for BP to lease a wing of the building for office space.

Located at 3540 Seaman Road, the church building, which covers about 33,000 square feet, had become a financial burden for the congregation that has seen its numbers drop to 80-100 members over the years.

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a 9,000-mile bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

You can follow his blog by going to and clicking on the icon on the upper right:

On Oct. 2, 2015, freshman students from local schools were bused to the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry to take part in the second annual Ottawa County Career Showcase.

The event, conducted by the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation and sponsored by the Ottawa County Business Advisory Council, was part of National Manufacturing Month – celebrated in October.

This year, over 600 freshman students from Ottawa County schools (where Camp Perry is located) attended the showcase. The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) was proud to serve as participant and host at last year’s inaugural event as well as during this year’s showcase, which is meant to encourage workforce development, career preparation and skilled-trade opportunities for the next workforce generation.

Eight candidates for seats on the Woodmore school board introduced themselves to the district Wednesday before a nearly-packed cafetorium at the PreK-8 Building in Woodville, offering their views on issues confronting the district.

Eight of nine candidates, incumbents Corinna Bench, Julie Bowman, Daniel Hoppe and Steve Huss, and challengers Cara Brown, Sam Preston, Kelly O’Connor and James Kamman, were present. Another challenger, Sean Rizor, had been deployed as a Red Cross volunteer to South Carolina and was unable to attend.

Candidates were allotted two minutes each to answer two pre-determined questions:

• What do you see as the opportunities and challenges at Woodmore Local Schools and why?

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