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Get ready to navigate around the streets of Genoa as crews ready for the upcoming streets repaving program.

Village Council hired Morlock Asphalt Ltd.,  Portage, O.,  Monday to repave some of its streets this spring and summer. The $101,000 contract covers the revamping of portions of three streets along with four parking lots, Village Administrator Kevin Gladden said.

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The Luckey Fall Festival didn’t just lose its longtime president when Larry Swartz succumbed to cancer on Feb. 21 at the age of 61.

The popular community event, which has become synonymous with autumn in these parts, also lost its champion, a workhorse and according to one board member, its heart and soul.

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The statistics can be scary. According to a recent national study, 11 percent of young girls between the ages of 13 and 16 have texted or posted suggestive photos of themselves. The study found that 1 out of 5 teenagers have posted online or sent by text nude or semi-nude photos or videos of themselves.

It's called "sexting," a mash-up of the words "sex" and "texting," and it's defined as the sending of sexually explicit messages or images through the use of cell phones and texting. It's a growing activity among teens and young adults that can have serious consequences.

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Wood County’s allocation of Community Development Block Grant funding for fiscal 2013 is $191,000 – less than in previous years - and the county will be funding fewer projects than it had in the past, Dave Steiner, director of the county’s planning commission, says in a letter to local elected officials.

“A major change to the program for the 2013 fiscal year is that Wood County may only fund up to four projects with this amount as opposed to the six that we were able to fund in previous years,” Steiner writes in the April 12 letter.

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Street cleaning contract OK’d
 
The Lake Township trustees have approved a contract with MJ’s Snow and Landscape, Port Clinton, for $1,300 to sweep curbed streets during the summer.

The sweeping is required by a storm water management plan mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Ebola outbreak

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