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Members of the Genoa school board plan to appoint a committee to meet with the district’s coaches and administrators and discuss the formation of a new league for the 2011-12 school year.

Superintendent Dennis Mock said the board has tentatively agreed to join with four other members of the Suburban Lakes League - Otsego, Lake, Woodmore, and Eastwood – and form a league that also includes Rossford.

The Rossford school board last week approved a resolution showing “its serious intent to join a newly-formed league with Otsego, Lake, Genoa, and Eastwood schools at this time,” said Lisa Spotts, a spokesperson for the administration.

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The East Toledo Club will host its 76th annual flag raising ceremony Monday, Memorial Day, 7:30 am at the flagpole at Pearson Park.

 The Color Guard and Rifle Squad from Christ Dunberger Post 537 will raise the flag. Taps will be played followed by a short prayer. Breakfast at the Macomber Lodge will follow.

Douglas J. Kigar, former United States Army Specialist 4th Class Medic and a 1969 graduate of Waite High School, will speak. Kigar served from 1970 to 1976. The public is invited.

A fund-raising drive for a memorial at the Allen Township starts this week, organizers said.

The memorial for township fire fighters and military veterans will be built in an addition to the township cemetery.

Details of the fund-raising effort will be announced May 25 during a Memorial Day service that starts at 11 a.m., said Dan Helle, one of the organizers.

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For the second time in two months police have made a major marijuana bust in Lake Township.

A township officer Tuesday stopped a pick-up truck about 5:45 p.m. on U.S. 20 near Luckey Road for not having a front license plate. The officer noticed a smell of marijuana from the bed of the truck and called for the department’s K-9 unit.

Police Chief Mark Hummer Wednesday said about 250 one-pound bags of marijuana were found in the truck. They had been stored in five containers.

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With all of the doom and gloom in the news concerning the sagging real estate market, increasing numbers of foreclosures, layoffs, and disappearing retirement accounts, one couple has decided to “keep on keeping on.”

For the last seven years, Marty Roman and his wife Becky Boswell have been busy beautifying and protecting Kessler Park in east Toledo.

“I started cleaning up the park in 2001,” Roman, who is retired from Iron Workers Local 55, said. “We adopted the park officially in 2005.”

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Giving money to people along road

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