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Leave the sewer/storm drainage rates alone and raise the cost of supplying electricity in Oak Harbor.

That was the Courtney & Associates’ recommendation offered to village council Monday after more than a six-month review of system operations.

Village officials last adjusted storm drainage rates, not sewer rates, on a phased-plan beginning in 2012. The monies accumulated are enough to cover the system responsibilities such as personnel, contracts, supplies, 3 percent inflation and debt services until 2016.

The electric service did not fare as well, according to the survey.

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Dirt track race fans are passionate. Not only about their sport, but about helping one another. They are one big family.

And when a member of the family needs help, hundreds of thousands of race fans are there to provide that support.

That family came together at Fremont Speedway over a two-day period to help combat childhood cancer in the Third Annual Fremont Speedway Kick-It fundraiser.

Along with raffles, a Kick-Bald event earlier in the year and other fundraisers, over $50,000 was raised. The Jeff Gordon Foundation will match that amount for a total over $100,000.

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 The Woodmore school board will consider a resolution during its Sept. 16 meeting to appoint Corinna Bench to the board.
 If appointed, Bench would replace Mike DeStazio, who resigned his seat recently, citing time constraints after accepting another coaching position in the Genoa district.
 The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the new elementary building in Woodville.
 Anyone attending the meeting is asked to bring their own chair. 

A proposal to build a new elementary school in the Eastwood School District drew fervent support and opposition from residents Thursday during a town hall forum.

A spokesman for the Committee to Save our Elementaries said the group will consider legal action to have the matter placed before voters.

“The recent decision by the board has frustrated the intent of the voters regarding the central campus and denies them the ability to exercise their fundamental right to vote on the issue,” said Roger Mullholand. “The committee intends to pursue all legal remedies available to them in order to bring the issue back before the voters.”

Others, however, said the new school is needed and students aren’t being well served by the aging Pemberville and Luckey elementary schools.

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A bipartisan bill that would be an interim measure towards setting a federal drinking water safety standard was introduced in Congress last week by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Ohio’s two senators, Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown.

The bill, the Safe and Secure Drinking Water Act, directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish a health advisory on microcystin and to submit reports on what level of the toxin in drinking water is safe for human consumption, according to a press release issued by Kaptur’s office.

The acceptable level of microcystin in drinking water is 1 part per billion, according to the World Health Organization, but there are no state or federal standards.

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