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Pemberville business owners know Peter I. Maxwell, 61, because he spent 30 years as a UPS driver delivering to the Pemberville/Eastwood area.

Maxwell will be grand marshal of the Pemberville Free Fair parade, which begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, the final day of the fair. The fair runs from August 14-17.

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The Lake Township trustees have decided to hire a new fire chief and to make the position full-time – and do it quickly.

Interim fire chief Mike Hornyak informed the trustees he intends to resign the post in two weeks, saying the demands of his private sector job leave insufficient time for the duties of chief.

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The 39th Annual Birmingham Ethnic Festival will take place on Consaul Street and throughout the Birmingham neighborhood on August 17-18, 2013. The festival will be open from noon to 10 pm on Saturday and from noon until 9 pm on Sunday.

According to Betsy Ujvagi , Birmingham Festival Committee secretary, the festival this year has gone to a two day event in response to requests from vendors and visitors alike.

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Dale Miekes, of Northwood, never fantasized about becoming a fireman as a young boy. Now, some 50 years later, Miekes has to restrain himself from answering the alarm.

“I was asked to join the department in 1963,” Miekes said with a chuckle. “They really needed the help and they said it would just be temporary. As a kid, it never entered my mind that I wanted to be a firefighter. Now, 50 years later, I am still helping them. I retired June 1 and when I hear the sirens, I still want to go.”

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Allen-Clay Joint Fire District Chief Bruce Moritz revels in two major achievements he helped bring about during his term as president of the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association.

The first, which has been in the works for years, is the upcoming merger of a medical transportation board to oversee both private and public ambulance services. The other is the creation of an educational class that will guide the heads of departments.

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