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As Americans celebrated Veterans Day Sunday, the American Legion began a year-long celebration of 100 years in existence.

The American Legion is an organization comprised of veterans that served their country during war time. The U.S. Congress granted the American Legion a national charter in September 1919. 

Interestingly, Elmore, Ohio's Legion Post 279 was founded on December 10 of that year, making it one of earliest Legion Post's in Northwest Ohio.

Vietnam veteran Edward Hart felt compelled to honor the 67 soldiers from his unit who were killed in action.

So, he built a memorial in his front yard, which is located on the Ottawa County side of Fostoria Road facing Millbury.

Genoa American Legion Post 324 likes to trace its beginnings to Teddy Roosevelt and the original founding of the American Legion.

The Genoa post was chartered on January 17, 1920 and had 15 original members. The foundation of the American Legion was laid just one year earlier.

        The Lake Township trustees are pushing for safety improvements on several roadways, including a reduction of the speed limit on a stretch of Walbridge Road.

        The trustees Tuesday agreed to authorize a speed limit study on Walbridge and plan to seek a reduction of the limit to 35 MPH from the current 55 MPH between Lemoyne Road and State Route 51.

       Under a renewed two-year agreement between Ottawa County and FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company the company will pay $381,078 to help fund staffing of the county’s emergency management agency, training and other expenses related to the emergency plan for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station.

        The county commissioners approved the grant agreement during a meeting earlier this month.

        It will be in effect Jan. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2020.

 

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