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When Elmore native Loren Hall posed for a photo atop a locally-made bicycle in 1892, the youngster probably didn’t realize the Elmore Manufacturing Co. would reach a nationwide market with the “Elmore Roadster” that cost about $100.

Seven years later the company, headed by Harmon Becker and his sons, would cease bicycle production and focus on manufacturing what would be called the Elmore Car in a Clyde, O. plant. That vehicle would also be sold to a large market and be used by taxi companies in Washington, D.C.

Every year, almost like magic, a group of volunteers organizes and successfully pulls off the annual Pemberville Free Fair.

And the fact that no admission has been charged for the many decades of the fair is a trick akin to pulling a rabbit out of the hat.

Northwood Mayor Mark Stoner remains a staunch supporter of his plan to have 24/7 Advanced Life Support (ALS) coverage in the city, despite some misgivings on council at a July 7 meeting.

Stoner, who was not at the meeting, told The Press this week that providing round the clock ALS coverage to residents is a priority that the city will be able to afford.

The Genoa school board has a potential buyer for the Brunner Elementary School building but the deal requires rezoning of the school property.

“We have accepted a buyer’s offer but the deal is contingent upon a zoning change,” said Superintendent Dennis Mock Wednesday. “Right now it is zoned R-1 and the buyer would like it rezoned B-1, like for a small business.”

Once again the Lake Township trustees have gone on record opposing a proposal floated by Gov. John Kasich to lease the Ohio Turnpike to a private entity.

The trustees Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution against the leasing of the toll road, saying it could detrimentally affect township businesses in the I-280/turnpike corridor which benefit from the turnpike toll collection system.

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