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The Village of Oak Harbor will hold two public meetings Oct. 15 to discuss sewer system improvements, specifically the proposed Church Street project.

The meetings take place at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Community Market/VFW Memorial Hall, 251 W. Main Street. Representatives of Jones and Henry Engineers, Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program and Ottawa Regional Planning Commission will be there.

After several years of increased street flooding and water in basements, Oak Harbor officials continue to plan infrastructure improvements, according to Village Administrator Randy Genzman.

While recent rain storms have been moderate compared to the last several years, other steps have been taken to relieve flooding.

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Genoa and Woodmore schools are gearing up for levy campaigns in the fall election.

Genoa is asking voters to approve an emergency levy that will, if approved, generate $800,000 annually for five years to help underwrite the costs of daily operations, including salaries, benefits, classroom materials and transportation.

The amount equates to a 4.99-mill levy. However, the levy language is written based on the dollar value so that changing property value rates won’t affect the levy’s yearly income, according to superintendent Dennis Mock.

For the owner of a $100,000 home, the levy would cost an additional $174.60 annually in property taxes.

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Two communities rally on behalf of Kaylee, Carly

Imagine being born with a genetic illness that causes you to age eight to ten years for every year that you are alive.

There is such a disorder and it is called Pound Progeria.

Eastwood fifth grader Kaylee Halko lives with Pound Progeria. So does four-year-old Carly Kudzia of Whitehouse.

They are the only two children in Ohio diagnosed with Progeria, and combined represent 13 percent of all the children in the United States diagnosed with Progeria.

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R.C. Waters Elementary School Is one of 14 Ohio schools named a National Blue Ribbon School Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education.

“We are just thrilled, and proud, and excited about the news,” said Guy Parmigian, Benton-Carroll-Salem School District superintendent, Tuesday afternoon shortly after learning the news. “It is a tribute the effort of our staff and all the others who have worked to improve the school.”.

R.C. Waters Elementary, overseen by Principal Karen Gruber, is the only Ottawa County school to make the list.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Dashing Pacific Group, Ltd. in its lease feud involving two properties at The Docks in East Toledo.

The Supreme Court Tuesday determined Dashing Pacific had a right to appeal a contempt of court order issued against the development company by the Lucas County Common Pleas Court.

The case stems from a 2011 agreement between Dashing Pacific and The Docks Venture, LLC, for The Docks Venture to lease two properties from Dashing Pacific. The leases required Dashing Pacific to install separate meters for gas, electricity and water at each property.

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