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Alexa Wegman wanted to be a part of Youth Leadership Toledo for one reason.

“It was important to me because I want to be a leader,” the Northwood High School sophomore said. “I consider myself to be a leader now, but the fact that other people saw me with the potential to be a leader was flattering. I wanted to learn the skills and make a difference in this community. I wanted to meet people and make my sophomore year that much more memorable.”

Youth Leadership Toledo (YLT) recognizes the important contributions young adults make in creating a strong, progressive community. YLT, which is patterned after the Community Leadership Program, consists of 50 sophomores who meet from August to May in monthly daylong sessions. Students who exhibit leadership skills in their schools and communities are nominated by their schools for the program.

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Barb Runion can sum up the Village of Woodville’s financial situation in two words: “real tight.”

Runion, the village’s clerk-treasurer, like other officials in area municipalities and townships, is bracing for a cut in local government funds from the state, which will result in reductions to the general fund budgets of towns for services ranging from police protection to maintaining cemeteries.

In 2010, Woodville received about $108,254 in local government funds. A 25 percent cut – about $27,063 – would be a tough hit to sustain, she said, particularly when another 25 percent cut in the following fiscal year has been proposed.

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It was good for 37-year-old East Toledo fisherman Gary Spaulding that Clay High seniors Nick Isbell and Shane Gaghen passed their Ohio Graduation Tests.

As a result, Isbell and Gaghen were available on a school day to go fishing in the Maumee River. On the last Friday afternoon in March, they saved Spaulding’s life after he lost his footing and could easily have drowned in the 48-degree water.

Spaulding said he went to Orleans Park in Perrysburg at 12:45 p.m. and when Isbell and Gaghen pulled him out several hundred yards downstream it was close to 3:45 p.m.

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The Lake Township Fire Chief is Todd Walters, not Todd Wilson, as reported in an article about the Prism Award ceremony in last week’s issue of The Press. Walters received a plaque from the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce for his department’s response following the June 5, 2010 EF4 tornado that swept through the township. The Press regrets the error.

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is offering potassium Iodine (KI) tablets to persons living in Jerusalem Township, which lies in the Davis-Besse 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone.

KI tablets are used to protect the thyroid gland in the event of an off-site release of radioactive iodine from the nuclear power plant. However, KI should be taken only as directed does not offer protection against all types of radioactive materials. Tablets should be kept in a dry location at temperatures 59 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tablets will be distributed at the Jerusalem Township Hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd., Curtice, March 29 from 9 to 10 a.m., March 30 from 2 to 3 p.m. and March 31 from 6 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call 419-213-4018.

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