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

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to and clicking the icon in the upper right corner.

With approval from a Sandusky County budget panel, the Woodmore school board may soon have access to almost $185,000 for use on permanent improvement needs.

A resolution discussed last week by the board asks the Sandusky County Budget Commission for authorization to transfer “dormant bond funds” to the district’s budget funds for permanent improvements such as building and facility repairs, vehicles and equipment.

The resolution is scheduled to be on the agenda of the board’s regular meeting set for May 17. It states the balance of $184,498.75 is left over from a bond issue approved by voters in 1987.

The Biggest Week in American Birding Festival isn’t just about birds — it’s about giving back to the community, too.

At the Biggest Week’s opening ceremony inside Maumee Bay State Park and Lodge, Black Swamp Bird Observatory Executive Director took it upon herself to announce a donation from the festival that is a little bit out of the ordinary. Let’s just say it wasn’t all about conservation or birds, it was about “community.”

As dozens of birdwatchers from across the world stood and listened, Kaufman related a little giveback from a Wisconsin-based national optics company to a Sandusky County volunteer fire department.

Bond has been revoked for a man convicted of breaking into a Genoa business and failing to appear for a pre-trial hearing.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Derek Thayer on July 14 and he will remain in jail until then, Mark Mulligan, Ottawa County prosecutor, said last week.

Thayer was found guilty in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court of breaking and entering, theft and failure to appear. Each carries a maximum sentence of 2 ½ years in prison.

Oregon wants to develop a downtown district to facilitate economic growth. The proposal is not new, but the city is eager to give it a much closer look this year.

“It’s not near-term. It’s going to be a five to 10 year effort,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley.

The district would include an area bounded by Isaac Streets Drive, Dustin Road, Navarre Avenue, and Harbor Drive, with the possibility of extending it to Pickle, he said.


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