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Louis Fahrbach may have made history after being elected to Northwood City Council on Tuesday.

At just 22-years-old, Fahrbach appears to be the youngest person ever elected to council.

Fahrbach said his research with the Wood County Board of Elections shows that to be the case.

“I think I can bring a young, business mindset to the community,” said the Business Administration major at Tiffin University. “Hopefully, we can get some things changed.”

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A bipartisan group of senators from states in the Great Lakes area is pressing for more action on preventing Asian carp from harming the ecosystem.

In a letter dated Nov. 6 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the 16 senators asked the corps to quickly follow up on a study that is due to be soon completed with recommendations for addressing problems involving invasive species – notably the Asian carp.

The letter is signed by Ohio senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown and senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin from Michigan as well as those from Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Indiana.

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With Tuesday’s passage of an income tax, the administration and school board of the Gibsonburg Exempted Village School District avoided having to make cuts to programs that affect students, Tom Peiffer, superintendent said.

Voters approved the 5-year, 0.75 percent income tax by a 203-vote margin: 860 – for to 657 – against, according to unofficial results of the Sandusky County Board of Elections.

“It’s really nice to feel that support,” Peiffer said. “I’m happy for our kids. I think there was a realization we needed the money due to cuts in state funding. We’ll be working to maintain all the programs.”

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A lawyer, massage therapist, retired police officer, and homemaker are among the new faces on Oregon City Council and the Oregon school board.

Voters on Tuesday decided to put newcomers Tim Zale and Joshua M. Hughes on Oregon Council. Zale, 57, received 12.30 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Lucas County Board of Elections. An independent, Zale is a retired detective sergeant from the Oregon Police Division. He lives on Park Way West with his wife. They have three children.

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The Village of Oak Harbor swung in holiday mode earlier than normal to join the slew of support for a 13-year-old Port Clinton boy battling an aggressive form of brain cancer.

On Tuesday, crews replaced white globes with green and red globes on Oak Harbor’s decorative, three-prong downtown lights and strapped tiny Christmas trees below them. At dusk, the festive lights shimmered along with those holiday lights on the full-size Christmas tree on Church Street across from village hall.

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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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