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        Some walked; others held a moment of silence. Some read the names of the 17 victims of the shooting a month ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

        In varying ways, area students Wednesday took part in a national demonstration against gun violence in schools.

        The annual spring Easter event at the Country Lane Tree Farm this year will be especially poignant for owners John and Melissa Bowlander.

        Called the Easter Bunny hayride/egg hunt and baby animal tour – and scheduled for March 24, 25 and 31 - it will be the first public event at the farm since a fire last month.

        A grant of $150,000 in the state’s latest capital appropriations budget bill for renovating the Genoa Civic Theatre will help pay for a variety of projects, mayor Ken Harsanje says, but a majority of the funding will be used to upgrade the elevator.

        “We have to get the elevator fixed. If we don’t get it repaired then we can’t do much in the building,” the mayor said. “That’s the priority and we’re expecting it to cost about $100,000.”

        With the contract with Mercy LifeStar for 24-hour emergency medical service set to expire at the end of March, Lake Township Fire Chief Bruce Moritz said Tuesday he’s confident the township will be able to assume responsibility for the service.

        The state capital appropriations bill that passed last week in the Ohio House of Representatives will include funding for programs designed to help clean Lake Erie, State Senator Randy Gardner and Representative Steve Arndt said.

        House Bill 529 passed Wednesday in the House by a vote of 92-3 and now goes before the Senate Finance Committee.

        In addition to funding for historic preservation, tourism job development, lowering infant mortality and opiate addiction, school district renovations and other projects, two other provisions in the bill will benefit efforts to improve water quality, the legislators said.



Should undocumented immigrants, brought to the U.S. as children, also known as "Dreamers," be allowed to stay in the U.S.?
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