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A consolidation of emergency dispatching services for Lake Township, the villages of Millbury and Walbridge, and cities of Rossford and Northwood would be a better format to meet changes for the 9-1-1 system being planned by the state, according to Mark Hummer, township police chief, who has presented the results of a feasibility study on consolidating the services to local elected officials.

In his presentation Tuesday to the township trustees, Chief Hummer said a state steering committee report to the Ohio legislature says the 9-1-1 system is due for an overhaul, including the implementation of what is called Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) technology that is able to take calls from a wide range of digital media and a review of current funding models.

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Hometown holiday hospitality will prevail as Pemberville hosts its annual Christmas in the Village Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1. Festivities are scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

The village’s annual celebration will coincide with this year’s “Shop Small” National Small Business promotion. Pemberville has a vast number of “small businesses” that exemplify the endeavor of buying local. Highlights include:

• Live Reindeer will be on display in the heart of downtown. Owner Ron Disher and his staff will be on hand to answer questions about the unique animals and their role in helping Santa pull his sleigh.

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A proposed ballot issue that requests Ohioans approve $1.3 billion annually over 10 years to fund clean energy projects is closer to being on the November 2014 general election ballot.

The initiative petition, submitted by a committee for a group call Yes for Ohio’s Energy Future, was certified Tuesday by the Ohio Ballot Board as containing one proposed constitutional amendment.

On Monday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified the petition, entitled The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative, as containing the required 1,000 valid signatures of registered voters and is a “fair and truthful” summary of the proposed amendment.

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It didn’t take long for Lallendorf Road residents to go to each other’s aid after an EF2 tornado made its way through the neighborhood, taking apart roofs and carrying other debris with it.

The storm hit about 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, and within minutes Anita and Jeffrey Jacobs were checking on their neighbors, Robert and Patricia Zeller.

“We were eating dinner and we had the TV on in the kitchen and was listening to it, and I went out on the back deck and listened, and it was really still, and then my husband went out and he thought it had a weird smell,” Anita said.

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Piles of leaves filled with tree branches, heavy vegetation, grass clippings and other debris are slowing down municipal workers charged with cleaning up the foliage.

“They have to take time to pick all that stuff out,” village administrator Kevin Gladden said. “If that stuff gets in the machine, it’s not going to take too much to wreck the fan or some other part. It’s a leaf pickup machine … that’s it. It’s just ridiculous. One of these piles had a bunch of logs and tree limbs at the bottom. Someone took down a small tree and left it there for us to clean up.”

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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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