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The Ottawa County Board of Elections will meet May 22 at 10 a.m. to conduct the official canvass of the May 5 special election. A regular board meeting will follow at 1:30 p.m.

Voters in the Genoa Area Local School District approved the renewal of a 1.8-mill, 5-year permanent improvement levy in the May 5 election: for – 437, against – 272, according to unofficial results of the board of elections.

Voters in the Port Clinton City School District also renewed a 2.3-mill levy for current expenses while Put-in-Bay voters approved an additional levy for fire protection. Put-in-Bay Township voters rejected a request for an additional mill for the township port authority. An additional 0.4-mill for the Put-in-Bay DeRivera Park Trust was narrowly supported by voters.

Plaque a possibility
Walbridge Mayor Dan Wilczynski said the village may erect a plaque at Veterans Park to recognize those who served in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

That’s one of the ideas being considered to recognize members of the armed services, the mayor said, adding another is to assist them with the installation of a flagpole upon their return.

The mayor met recently with Jonathon Hummel, who’s served with the Army in Iraq and presented him with a plaque.

Military Family Month bill
The Ohio House of Representatives has approved a bill designating August as Ohio Military Family Month.

The bill, which received a 97-0 vote, was sponsored by Representative Peter Ujvagi (D-Toledo), who said it is meant to express gratitude to the family members of service men and women.

House Bill 150 will go to the Senate for consideration.

Website updated
Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has unveiled his new virtual office and Website. Constituents may contact the site for information on legislation, assistance with agencies, and tour information for visits to Washington, D.C.

New and updated features include text message updates from his office, video and audio library, links to Congressman Latta’s social media Websites, and requests for U.S. flags flown over the Capitol.

The Website address is:

SWCD board to meet
The board of supervisors of the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District will meet May 21 at 8 a.m. at the SWCD office, 240 W. Lake Street, Oak Harbor.

The meeting date has been changed from May 12.




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