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Nearly a year after Sean Lutzmann was killed in a car crash on Woodville Road in Oregon, his family awaits a decision by the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals whether or not the man convicted for Sean’s death will receive a reduced prison sentence.

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Jacob Greer, of Fremont, was sentenced to 54 months in prison. His license was suspended for 27 years and he was ordered to pay $18,843 in restitution to the family of Lutzmann.

Investigators calculate Greer’s vehicle may have been traveling as fast as 78 miles per hour the morning of July 2 when it slammed into the rear of Lutzmann’s car, which was stopped for a red light.

If promoting a property tax levy isn’t difficult enough for the Woodmore school board and administration, the millage math behind a $600,000 emergency levy renewal request on the August ballot is more complex than usual.

That’s because the millage rate for the tax levy wasn’t adjusted to reflect current property valuations and the levy is on track to collect more than $600,000 this year - much more, according to the administration, which learned of the discrepancy earlier this year after consulting with the Sandusky County auditor’s office.

Unlike a fixed rate levy by which voters decide a specified number of mills to be charged against taxable property values, an emergency levy is designed to generate a fixed dollar amount each year it’s in effect.

Greetings Folks - 

A bit of good news to share with you all amidst all the sad news from Orlando this week.

A week ago last Saturday I received a letter from the Vice President of Key Bank, Melissa Detrick, congratulating me on my ride along the Perimeter of the United States for Habitat For Humanity and Save The Children.

Oregon City Council last week accepted the bid of Musson Brothers, Inc., of Brookfield Wisconsin, for Phase 4 Part A of the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project.

The contract amount was for $1,274,293.45.

The city opened bids for the project on April 21.

“This is our fourth project in six years doing a lot of sewer rehab,” said Public Service Director Paul Roman.

For decades two aging and derelict pink buildings have overlooked Washington Street near Genoa's historic Town Hall.

To many people these long neglected structures have been a mystery and roadside wonder as passersby guess what they might have been at one time and why they haven't been torn down.

But to some folks, these orphans of time are much more than what the eye perceives. For behind the tattered and peeling facades, some folks glimpse a treasure - precious pieces of Genoa's past that need to be saved so they may take their special place in the Genoa story.

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