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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.

Students from the University of Toledo, who did a study on how to improve safety at Navarre Avenue and Wynn Road, asked Oregon City council to support their request for a left turn signal at the intersection.

Council has previously discussed whether safety could be improved at that intersection after 16-year-old Clay High School student Cody Van Hersett was killed there in a crash in January. Van Hersett was driving his vehicle west on Navarre Avenue when he collided with a semi that was turning left onto northbound Wynn Road. The truck driver was cited in the crash.

The village of Genoa’s police chief has high hopes for a decent turnout at an April 5 meeting to organize a Block Watch program.

“The notices were sent out in water bills,” said Police Chief Bob Bratton. “We should have a good crowd – if the number of people who’ve told me they saw the notices in the water bills is any indication.”

Area motorists will have a chance to test their driving skills while distracted Friday April 6 at the Oregon Municipal Complex.
The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Distracted Driver Simulator will be at the complex from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The simulator challenges participants to navigate streets and highways while talking on a cell phone, texting, and listening to passenger conversations.
The simulator is a component of the transportation department’s road safety campaign Every Move You Make, Keep It Safe, which is part of the state’s goal of reducing road fatalities by 5 percent over the next three years.
In 2010, Ohio law enforcement agencies reported 39 fatalities, 454 serious injuries, and 12,140 crashes that could be attributed to distracted driving.
Robert Momany, vice president of programs and services of the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio, said the council and SSOE are sponsoring the simulator to raise awareness of the danger of using cell phones and texting while driving.
He said appointments are not needed.


Nina Harfmann is passionate about the conservation of wildlife and habitat across the country, particularly in Ohio.

Harfmann is this year’s winner of the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp photography contest, which was unveiled in 2010 by the Ohio Division of Wildlife to generate funds to support wildlife diversity.


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