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Marksmanship skills are tested each year when thousands gather at Camp Perry in Port Clinton for the National Rifle and Pistol matches.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program in conjunction with the National Rifle Association and the Ohio National Guard hold the competition each year as part of a marksmanship tradition that dates back more than 100 years. The competition has over 6,000 participates annually. Participates range from beginners to the world’s best and they come from all over the U.S. to compete.

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The Press News Editor Kelly J. Kaczala and investigative reporter Melissa Burden won a second place award in The Press Club of Cleveland’s 2013 Excellence in Journalism awards.

Kaczala and Burden won in the non-daily public service category for their story “Levy revenue would go toward salaries, programs,” that appeared in The Press before last November’s election. The story questioned the wisdom of six local public bodies asking voters to pass new levies on the ballot at a time when local government wages had been outpacing private sector income in Lucas County, and the median household income, population, number of businesses and per capital income had all been dropping in the last four years.
 

A wild animal outbreak a year ago in southern Ohio is the driving force behind a new law that requires jurisdictions to establish special response teams.

Sheriff’s deputies and others shot 46 of the 56 animals that escaped or were set loose at Muskingum County Animal Farm in March 2012. The dead animals included a wolf, six black bears, two grizzly bears, nine male lions, eight lionesses, a baboon, three mountain lions and 18 tigers. They were buried at the site where they were killed.

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District 3 councilman Mike Craig joined 10 colleagues Tuesday in overriding Mayor Michael Bell’s veto, effectively stopping a $700,000 appropriation to purchase and destroy homes for the expansion of Toledo’s Collins Park Water Treatment Plant.

The $314 million expansion was mandated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and has to be completed within five years. Mayor Bell’s public information director, Jennifer Sorgenfrei, stressed that the EPA report was “quite lengthy” and it dictates what must happen at the plant.

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Northwood City council is looking at eliminating homeowner association fees or assessments that have funded detention ponds and other drainage projects over the years.

The issue came up at a council meeting on July 2 when council continued to debate whether the city should assess residents to excavate a detention pond at the Greenway Estates subdivision near the Woodville Mall to improve drainage in the area.

The area had flooding problems a few years ago.

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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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