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Written by Larry Limpf   
Thursday, 05 April 2012 15:13

Woodmore board interviewing candidates
The Woodmore school board has scheduled a special meeting for April 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the music room of the elementary school.

Board members plan to meet in executive session to interview candidates for a vacancy on the board created when Chad Bringman, who stepped down from the board due to time constraints with his position as director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwestern Ohio.

District treasurer Kevin Slates said the board and administration were accepting letters of interest from prospective candidates until April 6.

As of Wednesday, seven persons had submitted letters:
• Grant Cummings
• Daniel Hoppe
• Joseph Liszak
• P. Ryan Lockwood III
• Jon Overmyer
• Sean Rizor
• Marsha Schettine

The board has changed the date and location of its next regular meeting to Monday April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary school music room.


Cooperation on lake issues
Algal blooms and reducing phosphorus levels in the Lake Erie watershed were the primary concerns of about 100 people attending a meeting of officials representing agencies from Ohio and Michigan as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week at Maumee Bay State Park.

Directors and senior staff from Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Michigan Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Lake Erie Commission and U.S. EPA Region 5 discussed the benefits of working together on common issues concerning Lake Erie water quality.

Susan Hedman, regional administrator for U.S. EPA Region 5, echoed the importance of multistate and multiagency cooperation and U.S. EPA's role in supporting states' efforts to restore the Great Lakes.


Road work
In Ottawa County, Toussaint East Road (County Road 93) opened to traffic last week. It had been closed between Behlman Road and State Route 19 and the county engineer’s office had projected it would be closed for construction until April 12

The engineer’s office said Toussaint N. Road (County Road 62) will be closed between Benton Carroll Road (County Road 23) and Lickert-Harder Road, (Township Road 22))  starting April 16. It is scheduled to reopen April 19, weather permitting.

No vehicles will be permitted through the area during construction.


Board meeting
The Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities monthly meeting will be April 16 at 5 p.m. at the board office, 235 N. Toussaint South Rd, Oak Harbor.

Meetings are open to the public.

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