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Whether the economy has pushed women and men into entrepreneurship or more people have decided to strike out on their own, one local organization has helped many local small businesses prosper.

The Women’s Entrepreneurial Network has survived and thrived since its inception in the early 1990’s.

According to WEN President Linda Everhardt-Kardux, the organization started in the Small Business Center within the Toledo Chamber of Commerce in 1993.

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Northwood City Council has decided it wants the fire chief position to be full-time, reversing its previous support that the position be part time.

Council voted 6-1 to advertise for a full time fire chief at a May 26 meeting.

The Safety Committee is now recommending that the position be full-time, according to Councilman Randy Kozina, a member of the Safety Committee.

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Three area counties realized slight increases in vehicle-train crashes last year from 2009 but are all down from several years ago, according to the Ohio Grade Crossing Statistics Report 2010 released recently by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

There was only one crash in Ottawa County last year but it was fatal, occurring Dec. 16 on Benton-Carroll Road near the Village of Rocky Ridge.

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B-C-S board bids farewell to retiring staff
The Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education recently recognized retiring staff members who had a combined 381 years of experience.

Superintendent Diane Kershaw presented certificates and school bells to Judy Jensen, Sue Kaiser, Sue Glass, Diane Wise, Dorothy Grau, Joan Hurrell, Sue Hoffman, Gail Whitman, Vicki Barman, and Louis Damschroder. Deb Harbal, Carroll Mylander, and Sue Mesker are also retiring but weren’t at the meeting.

The next regular school board meeting will be June 28 at 6 p.m.

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The Press has learned that Dr. David Miramontes, Northwood’s EMS medical director for nearly 10 years, wrote a letter to Mayor Mark Stoner on April 16 in which he made 14 recommendations for adequate staffing, supervision and deployment of resources in the fire department.

The letter was written following the death of resident Tim Mix, who had waited 28 minutes for a rescue squad to arrive at his home on Parc Rue after his wife called 9-1-1 three times on the morning of March 3.

Among Miramontes’ recommendations:

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Giving money to people along road

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