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For about a year, a room at the Northwestern Water & Sewer District office building near Bowling Green has somewhat resembled a control center at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

A display wall of eight, 55-inch screens allows district personnel to monitor the system of water and sewer lines, hydrants, pumps and valves for problems. Because district crews working in the field travel in Geographic Position System-equipped vehicles, their locations are known to personnel at the office and they can easily be dispatched to where they are needed.

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A resolution to place a renewal levy to fund fire department operations on the November ballot has been approved by the Lake Township trustees.

The 1-mill, 5-year levy will, if passed, generate about $209,020 annually. A current 1-mill levy is set to expire at the end of the year.

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The deadline for towns in Wood County to apply for Brownfield site assessment grant funding is Sept. 30, the county’s economic development commission has announced.

The commission is administering a site assessment program with $250,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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When Derrick Diggs became Toledo's Chief of Police a few years ago, he became the first African-American selected for that position. It took more than a century from the time Albert King, Toledo's first black patrolman, was hired for a black officer to rise to the chief's office. In fact, I was hard pressed to determine if any other city or village in Northwest Ohio ever had a police chief who also broke the color barrier. None did, with one exception.

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National recording group “Berlin featuring Terri Nunn,” which had a chart topping hit “Take my breath away” from the popular movie “Top Gun,” in the 80’s, will headline the 5th annual “Boomfest at the Grove” in Oregon on Friday, July 4 from 2 p.m. until Midnight at the Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Road, home of the German American Festival.

Entry, entertainment and parking for the event are free. Food, drinks, and activities will be on hand for adults and kids.

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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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