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In eastern Ottawa County, we are all environmentalists. There is no 2 percent vs. 98 percent when the subject is the health of Lake Erie. The recently organized group, Lake Erie Improvement Association, held a large meeting at Catawba Island Club on Friday morning to look once again at the challenges facing the lake and also unveiled a strategic plan to address those challenges.

The dogs, cats and pocket pets at the Toledo Area Humane Society (TAHS) have been very good this year and they’ve all mailed their letters to Santa asking for the one thing they want the most – a forever home to call their very own. 

To help the animals find their forever homes in time for the holidays, TAHS is reducing adoption fees throughout the shelter through December. The animals include:

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has taken over authority to regulate solid waste and construction and demolition debris issues in Wood County.

The Wood County Health Department voluntarily relinquished its authority this year for financial reasons, according to Dina Pierce, northwest district media coordinator for the Ohio EPA.

Like many people in America and throughout the world, Kathy Varga watched with horror as the news unfolded about the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

On Monday morning, in a moment of quiet prayer and reflection, an idea came to the Curtice woman. “I don’t know if it was God speaking to me, but just knew that I wanted to – actually, needed to collect teddy bears for the kids at Sandy Hook.

The current configuration of grade levels in the three school buildings of the Benton-Carroll-Salem district will remain in place for the 2013-14 school year, the board of education has decided.

Board members last week agreed to keep kindergarten through the third grade classes at R.C. Waters Elementary School; grades four through seven at Oak Harbor Middle School, and grades eight through 12 at the high school.

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