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 The Genoa school board intends to seek voter approval in November of a 0.5-mill levy to be used to fund computers and related technology.  

However, due to a planned roll-back of existing millage that is financing bonds issued to construct two school buildings, property owners will not see an increase in their tax bills if the November levy passes, Bill Nye, district treasurer, said.

 The board last week approved a resolution of necessity – the first step in placing a levy on the ballot – after hearing a presentation by Larry Hartlaub, Ottawa County auditor.

 Lake Township police chief Mark Hummer last week said there is a need for a public forum to discuss the issue of jurisdiction on interstate roadways.  He said he plans to invite state legislators, including representatives Steve Arndt and Theresa Gavarone and senator Randy Gardner, as well as Wood County sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn and staff from the Wood County prosecutor’s office to share opinions on House Bill 255.

 The sponsor of a bill that would increase the number of township police departments allowed to make arrests on interstate highways in Ohio is emphasizing the importance of the state’s battle to stem the heroin problem in his efforts to have the bill become law.

 State Rep. Steve Hambley, R- Brunswick, offered sponsor testimony recently before the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee, on House Bill 255 – his third attempt to update statutes covering which police departments can make arrests on interstates.

Nick Haupricht, chairman of Remembrance, Inc., is looking to take the next step at a military memorial honoring Lucas County Medal of Honor recipients on a pathway south of Cullen Park off North Summit Street.


There are at least seven stone memorials at the site, each bearing a plaque with Medal of Honor recipients’ names from a war in America’s history. Remembrance, Inc. had to raise nearly $100,000 for each stone to be erected.

Haupricht, a Vietnam veteran and chairman of Rememberance Inc., has been advocating for veteran’s rights for years, most recently pushing for changes in state law and hosting dinners for Medal of Honor recipients.

Included among the Medal of Honor recipients is Private Wilson Brown, who was with the 21st Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. He was one of the Andrews Raiders — 24 Union fighters who stole a Confederate train. Brown is interred at New Belleville Ridge Cemetery in Dowling, south of Perrysburg.

Ohio Sea Grant has released an updated version of its Lake Erie Shipwrecks & Maritime Tales brochure, a guide to shipwrecks along the Lake Erie coast for divers and snorkelers. The free guide is available from Ohio Sea Grant as well as from partner organizations and coastal Ohio visitor bureaus.

The brochure features 27 shipwrecks, stretching from Toledo to Conneaut. Each entry includes GPS coordinates, information on how to access the wreck site and a brief history of the ship. Partnerships with the Marine Archaeological Survey Team (MAST) and Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE) also helped provide recommendations on how much diving experience the wrecks require, and whether mooring buoys are placed at a given wreck.

"The updated guide was developed because of a continued interest in exploring this unique aspect of Ohio and Lake Erie history," said Joe Lucente, Ohio Sea Grant Extension educator and one of the authors of the guide. Because of Lake Erie's shallow depth and often severe storms, more than 1,700 ships have sunk over the centuries and only about 300 have been found so far.

 

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