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Woodville Elementary teacher Ken Green’s sixth-graders jumped in enthusiastically and “got wet” checking out the water quality in the Portage River.

The venture has been going on for more than a decade and recently, the “Portage River Congress” was awarded an OEEF Mini-Grant through Ohio EPA. Grant funds received will be used to help new schools with the purchase of monitoring equipment and provide current schools with refills and some new equipment.

With the assistance of the Ottawa and Wood Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the students monitor the Portage River in the fall and in the spring each year, testing for pH, dissolved oxygen, phosphate, nitrates and fecal coliform.

They also do temperature readings and a macro invertebrate count. A physical analysis is done using the QHEI method (qualitative habitat evaluation index) developed by EPA.


Oregon students make NDA Dance Team
Two local young women were among the students who made the Notre Dame Academy Dance Team. They include (left to right), front row: Katie Bernsdorf, Sarah Cremeans (Oregon), Nada Abouarrage, Alison Hanley. Middle row: Angela Lepkowski, Megan O’Toole, Nicole Miller, Eva Sullivan. Back row: Brianne Szymanski, Sierra Bell, Alexandra Davis, Megan Geldien, Sarah Kate Dangelo, Alyssa Tomcho, Jordyn Barber, Danielle Saevig (Oregon), and Libby Harms.

Academic honors
University of Cincinnati: Gabriele King, of Curtice; Carly Rospert, of Oak Harbor; Brett Hedges, of Oregon.

Eastwood students inducted
Eastwood band directors Brian Myers and Matt Safford, along with vocal music director Jennifer Conklin announced that the following students were inducted Sept. 20 into the Eastwood chapter of the Tri-M International Music Honor Society:  Megan Boyk, Josh Carr, Erin Dennis, Paige Lembke, John Rose, Sean Sabiston, Alysia Shaffer, Kari Stoner, and Greg Zink.


Giving money to people along road

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