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Forfeited property may become a park
Lake Township trustees have filed a request with the Wood County prosecutor’s office to file a court motion to have forfeited property along Moline-Martin Road deeded to the township.

The trustees met recently to discuss whether or not to assume ownership of the property, which is being offered to the township.

Mark Hummer, township administrator and police chief, described the property as two lots and said the trustees are considering developing the property as a small passive park.

Playground equipment, which has been donated to the township, may be installed at the site, he said.


Dairy ruling lauded
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has reached an agreement with plaintiffs, including the Organic Trade Association, to withdraw a dairy labeling rule.

In 2008, the state issued a regulation to prohibit labeling dairy products as produced without the use of the artificial growth hormone, recombinant bovine Growth Hormone (rbGH).

"This agreement is a victory for consumer choice and transparency. Now,farmers and processors in Ohio will be able to accurately label their milk rbGH-free, and consumers will be able to use this information when they purchase dairy products," said OEFFA Executive Director Carol  Goland. "We applaud the Ohio Department of Agriculture's commitment to end pursuit of regulations that restrict a consumers' right to know and a farmers' right to inform consumers about their production practices."

The agreement follows a September 2010 U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth  Circuit decision striking down significant parts of the pending rule created by the ODA to prohibit labeling dairy products as "rbGH-free.


Town hall meeting
State Representative Dennis Murray (D-Sandusky) will host a town hall meeting Nov. 14 at the Lake Erie Islands Regional Welcome Center in Port Clinton.

There will be a review of the statewide ballot issues on the Nov. 8 ballot and a discussion of the failures of government and the political system, Murray said.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. The center is located at 770 S.E. Catawba Rd.


Election meeting
The Ottawa County Board of Elections will meet Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. to conduct the official canvass of the Nov. 8 election.

The board will convene at 1:30 p.m. for a regular meeting. The meetings will be at the board office, 8444 W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor.

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