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Nate Purk has a lot of patience.

Otherwise, how would the Oak Harbor High School student stand the repetitive motion of watching his self-built vehicle race along a makeshift track, measure the distance, calculate further distance and repeat again and again in quiet moments between classes and after school.

Purk, a senior heading for the University of Toledo to study biomedical engineering, is part of a 15-person team of nine seniors and six underclassmen readying for the 2014 Science Olympiad March 8 at Case Western University in Lorain.

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The second phase of the State Route 163 water line replacement project will get under way this fall.

Motorists can expect some minor traffic delays near between Mike’s Tavern, 8956 Route 163, and the Toussaint North intersection where the concentration of the work will take place.

Oak Harbor Village Council got the project rolling Monday when members heard the first reading of an ordinance directing interim administrator Randy Genzman to prepare specifications, advertise for bids and award contracts relating to the second mile of the line replacement. The second reading will be March 17. Three readings are required unless council chooses to use the emergency clause.

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After meeting in executive session Tuesday, the Lake Township trustees unanimously agreed to hire a full-time cemetery sexton to replace Gary Schulte, who recently retired from the post.

The trustees agreed to hire Dan Sprinski as the sexton. A 15-year employee of the township cemetery, Sprinski will be paid $22 an hour and will serve a one-year probationary period.

The trustees also agreed to advertise for a full-time cemetery employee to fill the void left by Sprinski’s promotion.

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If you have an opinion on what you like about the Ottawa County Fair or what events and activities you’d like to see at the fair, the DECA chapter at Oak Harbor High School is offering an opportunity to express your views.

The chapter is conducting a 10-question marketing research survey for fair organizers. The survey can be viewed at the surveymonkey.com website.

It asks respondents how many times they have attended the fair in the past 10 years and what were their reasons for not attending.

The fair is held in mid-July.

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Oregon plans on making a number of improvements to Navarre Avenue (State Route 2) based on an Access Management Study conducted in 2012 that examined the safety of vehicles pulling out of businesses onto the busy thoroughfare.

Although the $2,718,327 Navarre Avenue safety project is in the design phase, it is scheduled to be completed in May 2016.

The project will be financed though the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Safety Fund, and City Street Improvement Fund. According to Public Service Director Paul Roman, the project will include the following:

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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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