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Genoa native Evelyn Wakulenko has been living in Anchorage, Alaska, for 11 years, and she wouldn't have it any other way.

"I love the mountains and the ocean," said Wakulenko (pronounced Walk-a-link-o).

"It's a little more adventurous style of living. I like being close to the outdoors and I like the distance from the chaos of the lower 48 (states). We don't have any billboards here, which I really appreciate.

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A mower that had run across exposed dry sediment in a lagoon near the Brush Wellman plant in Elmore is believed to be the cause of a violation of the company’s air pollution permit, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says.

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Ray St. John's 8-year-old son, R.J., plays hockey at Tam-O-Shanter in Sylvania four or five days a week, all year long.

At $2 a gallon, you can imagine the gas bill the St. John family accumulates going round trip - 64 miles - each day from its home in Curtice, near Anchor Point, to Tam-O-Shanter.

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Officials from communities in Wood, Lucas, and Ottawa counties have been invited to a meeting later this month to address flooding and drainage problems that have afflicted the area after rain storms.

The City of Northwood has extended invitations to what it is calling a Water Drainage Summit April 28 at the city council chambers.

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The Wood County Commissioners are enlisting the help of local officials to oppose increases in state fees for municipal solid waste and construction/demolition debris disposed at landfills.

In a letter to State Representative Randy Gardner and State Senator Mark Wagner that was forwarded to local elected officials in the county, the commissioners argue against the proposed increases, calling them “…another tax on our citizens.”

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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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