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Job seekers, working professionals and hobbyists can gain valuable skills by enrolling in workshops at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University's island campus on Lake Erie.

New this year are three wetland plant workshops, held back-to-back August 15-17, which are ideal for those who work in or are seeking work in botanical or wetland fields, such as the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources or environmental consulting companies. Day one of the workshop focuses on submerged and floating plants, while day two discusses characteristics and differences of Lake Erie Island wetland plants. Day three introduces participants to the Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity for wetlands in Ohio, a tool used by agency personnel to assess wetland quality.

All three days are field-based workshops; lectures and labs take place in classrooms at the Kelleys Island Field Station, while field trips are planned to various preserves on Kelleys Island. The workshops are being led by Dr. James Bissell, curator of botany and director of natural areas at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Just over two years since a tragic fire took the life of their son, Joseph, the Rheinbolt family now has some closure. 


Following a cleanup organized by One Voice for East Toledo, a program initiative of the East Toledo Family Center, the property at 253 Willard Street now has a house with a clean exterior and a yard that's in pristine condition.

 The Woodmore school board is scheduled to hold a special meeting June 30 at 4 p.m. to discuss the hiring of a superintendent  The board will meet in the PreK-8 building in Woodville.

 The board had hired Robert Yenrick to succeed Jay LeFevre, who was hired last year as an interim superintendent and stepped down for personal reasons.  

However, Yenrick resigned before he was to officially start his duties on July 1.

 After plenty of debate and some contentious moments, Oak Harbor council, with the help of Mayor Joe Helle, has decided to lift its moratorium on medical marijuana.  The 3-3 council vote was broken by Mayor Helle, who voted in favor of the ordinance lifting the moratorium.

 A resolution to begin the process of placing a millage request on the November ballot to fund emergency medical service in Lake Township will be on the agenda of the township trustees’ July 5 meeting, Mark Hummer, township administrator, said last week.

 The township contracts with LifeStar for 24-hour service. The current contract will expire in April 2018.

 

gun control

Should the U.S. tighten gun control laws in the wake of the mass shootings in Las Vegas?
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