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As increased levels of dissolved phosphorus in farm fields are identified as a major factor in the number of algal blooms in Lake Erie, some are pointing to no-till planting as one of the primary causes of the phosphorus run-off.

But a watershed specialist working for the Natural Resources Conservation Service – citing a recently completed five-year study of the 4.9-million acre Western Lake Erie Basin watershed – refutes claims no-till is the main culprit.

No-till planting, also called zero tillage or direct planting, is planting through the stubble of the previous year’s crop. The technique is credited for increasing the amount of water and nutrients in the soil and decreasing erosion. Some in the agricultural industry contend phosphorus applied to no-till fields stays in the top layers of the soil, which may easily run off.

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Serenity Farm will be celebrating 10 years of service to the community on November 12.

Located on Lemoyne Road outside Luckey, Serenity Farm uses horses and certified therapy dogs to provide therapeutic services to children and adults with disabilities.

“We are strong and we are solid, and you know what, we are small, but we have never had a glitch in our programming. Never,” said executive director and founder Debra DeHoff. “We’ve never had to close the doors. We’ve never been in the red, but I attribute that to a strong board of trustees that knows how to govern and we also grow one step at a time.”

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TMACOG hosting reception in Ottawa County
The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) is inviting business and community leaders in the county to a reception May 25 from 5-7 p.m., at the Camp Perry Lodging and Conference Center on State Route 2 in Port Clinton.

Lieutenant Colonel Barbara Herrington-Clemens will discuss Camp Perry's history and its military role in the 21st Century. She is the Joint Training Center garrison commander and is responsible for the full-time operations of the post and its garrison staff.

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As World War II veterans are dying, veteran’s organizations are trying to rebuild their membership.

VFW Lakeshore Memorial Post 9816 in Oregon’s Bayshore neighborhood is no exception. The post is going through significant renovation and recognizing its members with a Wall of Honor.

“With the advent of Osama Bin Laden being eliminated, the timing of our Wall of Honor is so meaningful this Memorial Day weekend,” wrote Tom Fuller, VFW canteen manager, in an e-mail to The Press.

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Genoa resident Tim Reed worries about the excessive speed of motorists traveling Washington Street, a main thoroughfare in the village.

His concern has pushed him to come before Genoa Village Council several times in the past few months to plea for help. He is particularly concerned with the stretch of Washington Street running between State Route 51 and 13th Street. It’s the narrowest stretch of that street and children playing nearby are particularly vulnerable, officials say.

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Giving money to people along road

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