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Despite accusations, fire chief has trustees’ support

The Lake Township trustees Tuesday re-affirmed their support for Bruce Moritz, township fire chief, after hearing a resident say some members of the fire department contacted him to voice their concerns about how the chief runs the department.

Randy Saint John, of E. Freedom Drive, told the trustees eight firefighters contacted him via email with their grievances, saying they feared repercussions if they took their complaints to command officers and the trustees.

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A local credit union has proposed a deal that would put Oak Harbor students on the road to financial literacy as well as place a satellite office within a school building.

Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools Superintendent Guy Parmigian and board member Heather Dewitz recently met with Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union representatives to discuss the idea. Part of the program would be education regarding savings accounts, using check books and accompanying registers and learning the ins and outs of loans, certificates of deposits and mortgages.

“This is a real world, real life opportunity for the kids. It’s part of their mission to be community-based,” Parmigian said of the credit union proposal. “The big picture is they would work with the kids.

Credit union officials asked the superintendent to take the proposal to the board to see if members were interested in pursuing the project.

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Those who have questions or need information about the Affordable Act before the enrollment deadline of March 31 are invited to a community event being sponsored by Neighborhood Health Association March 25 from 3-7 p.m. at the East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave., Toledo.

Local health insurance agencies and insurance navigators will be on hand to answer questions. Those attending can also apply for Medicaid at the event.

For more information, call 419-214-0043.

The Fallen Firefighters Craft Show & Expo, planned to be held at the International Boxing Club (old Fun Spot Roller Skating Rink, 525 Earlwood Ave., Oregon), on Saturday, March 22, has been cancelled due to uncontrollable circumstances, organizers say.

When Woodmore High School secretary Angie Balduf heard that she would have the opportunity to host a Chinese student for three weeks, she jumped at the chance.

“My whole family just thought it would be an awesome opportunity,” said Balduf. “We didn’t have to devote so much time in comparison with a yearlong exchange program.”

Balduf was matched up with Jess, a middle school student from Lanzhou, China. Balduf’s daughter said that she really enjoyed having Jess around and the time they spent together.

“She got along very well with the whole family,” noted Balduf.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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