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An upgrade in the village administration’s telephone system is almost complete in Genoa.

The communications update was necessary given the old system was nearly 15 years old, administrator Kevin Gladden said.

Liberty Consulting, also known as ISSO, is the company charged with handling the changeover. The estimated cost is about $12,000 but the final bill won’t be issued until the project is finished in the next few weeks, according to Chuck Brinkman, village fiscal officer.

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The 12 years Ron Sims was a member of the Lake Township Board of Trustees marked one of the most progressive periods in the township history – highlighted by the construction of new facilities and parks, the creation of a police K-9 unit and a Special Response Team, the acquisition of modern vehicles and equipment for the police and fire departments and other advancements, said Richard Welling, a trustee, who paid tribute Monday to Sims during the trustees’ final meeting of 2013.

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Strike Zone Sports Training co-owner Garry Isbell said he has always dreamed of opening a sports training facility, and now that dream is coming to fruition.

Strike Zone, an 18,500-square-foot facility located in the Great Eastern Shopping Plaza (2660 Woodville Rd.), will host a grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 4.

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Officials of the Sandusky County Park District anticipate advertising in the next two weeks for contract bids for constructing a nature center building at Creek Bend Farm Park.

Steve Gruner, director of the park district, said the planned 4,000-square-foot. $1.5 million facility will likely be open by September or October 2014 at the park, which is located in the Village of Lindsey.

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