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Voters in the Woodmore Local School District Tuesday will decide 2.99-mill, 5-year emergency levy to cover the cost of operating expenses.
If passed, the levy would generate about $450,000 annually, according to district figures.
The levy would replace a 4-mill levy scheduled to expire at the end of the year.
Voters in Sandusky County will see a 0.8-mill, 5-year additional property tax levy on the ballot. If approved, it would be used to fund mental health counseling and related services for children and adults.
The townships of Ballville, Madison, Rice, Townsend, Riley, Woodville, Green Creek, York, Scott, Washington, Jackson, and Sandusky will have electric aggregation issues on their ballots.
Townships that approve aggregation will be allowed to form buying pools for purchasing electrical power.
Residents who don’t want to be included in a pool will be allowed to opt out if the measure is passed in his or her township.
Four Waite High School graduates were honored as Distinguished Alumni at the 46th Annual Purple and Gold Dinner celebration held April 17 at St. Michael Centre, Oregon.
The 2010 inductees included Romules L. Durant, class of 1994 (education and community service); Victor Kissoff, class of 1954 (business and community service); Michael D. Lorton, class of 1972 (medicine, law and community service); and Stanly R. Starkey, class of 1965 (business and community service).
Dr. Romulus L. Durant was born to Benjamin and Carolynne Durant on Dec. 11, 1975. He and his siblings became very involved in athletics, helping his parents, who coached at both Franklin and Birmingham elementary schools.
He played most of his little league football for the East Side Raiders, where he became known for wearing his jersey labeled “Hit Man.”
At Waite, he earned multiple awards for athletics as a three-year varsity letterman and two-year captain. His prowess earned him team awards of “Best Linebacker” and “Most Valuable Defensive Player” three times. In addition, he was twice voted All-City and All-District Teams, and also received All-Ohio distinction for his play as a middle linebacker. He earned a football scholarship to the University of Toledo, where he was a four-year varsity letter winner and was twice awarded the Jon Binder Award, given for exemplifying true heart and courage.
Three villages and seven townships in Wood County will decide Tuesday if they want to be included in an aggregation program for purchasing electrical power.
Voters in Millbury, Walbridge, and Portage are being asked to decide ballot issues that would, if passed, allow their councils enter into aggregation agreements to purchase electrical power on their behalf.
Walbridge residents will also decide an aggregation ballot measure for purchasing natural gas.
Under an opt-out aggregation program, residents and small business owners can choose to not participate and buy power from another supplier.
“That’s the beauty of it,” said Walbridge Mayor Dan Wilczynski. “It doesn’t force anybody to go along with any one company.”
He said Walbridge, if the ballot measure passes, would join the Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition, which was formed in 2001 by several communities in Toledo Edison’s service territory after the state legislature approved de-regulating the electrical industry.
Genoa Village Council will meet in special session tonight (April 26) to discuss whether to investigate a possible misappropriation of public funds.
A hearing is scheduled for April 30 in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court in the case of a Woodville woman seeking to have her driving privileges re-instated after being convicted in 1993 of aggravated vehicular homicide.
The hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. before Judge Bruce Winters and could determine if Terri Camp should be re-issued a license.
She pled guilty to the aggravated vehicular homicide charge and served 10 years of a 4 to 10-year sentence that permanently revoked her driving privileges. Ronald Miller, 14, died as a result of injuries he suffered in the crash on State Route 51 in Clay Township.
State law allows motorists who’ve had their licenses suspended for life to file a motion with the sentencing court to modify or terminate the suspension after 15 years from the start of the suspension if certain requirements are met.
Camp’s case has caused a stir in the community and stimulated heated discussions on blog sites and elsewhere.
Included with her motion is a petition signed by 99 Woodville residents supporting her and noting her participation in a 12-step program called Healing, Encouraging, Abstinence, and Recovery Through Sobriety (HEARTS). She had previous drunk driving convictions.
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