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Thousands of birding enthusiasts will flock to Northwest Ohio on May 3-12 for the fourth annual The Biggest Week in American Birding event.

The three previous Biggest Week events drew more people than the one before it, and this year’s festival will draw birders not only nationally but from such countries as Panama, Ecuador, Guatemala, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan and China.

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With one eye on the federal government’s budget situation, Mark Shieldcastle, research director at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, is hopeful there will be another radar study this spring of the flight patterns of migratory birds along the Lake Erie shoreline.

Data from a study conducted in the fall is still being analyzed.

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It’s truly something to warble about – The Biggest Week in American Birding has a brand new logo – a colorful, eye-catching design created by wildlife artist Darin Miller.

The logo incorporates five of the species that make this area so spectacular in spring – Kirtland’s Warbler, American Redstart, Mourning Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler and the Black-and-White Warbler.

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Ottawa County is spending about $70,500 this summer to make sure its road speed limits and safety improvements fall in line with government standards.

Last month, county commissioners Jodi Regal, Steve Arndt and Jim Sass approved a service contract with MasterMind Systems Inc.

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The Lake Township trustees Tuesday agreed to a request by the Village of Millbury to jointly seek grant funding  to help pay for a bike trail linking parks in their jurisdictions.

Millbury Mayor Michael Timmons asked the trustees to join the village in an application for funding the trail. He said the village could apply through the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments in April 2014.

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