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After a career as a county extension agent, working with farmers who own modern machinery that plows, plants, and harvests fields of hundreds of acres, Ron Overmyer is helping growers in Africa who labor as subsistence farmers but dream of more.

Overmyer, of Oak Harbor, recently returned from a two-week trip to the Kasese District in Uganda where he held training sessions for maize (corn) growers.

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Ask yourself this: When you call your dog, does it come to you or just give you that “whatever” look? When on walks, are you the pack leader or are you being pulled, trying to keep up with your sprinting pooch?

If you and your dog are not seeing eye-to-eye, maybe it is time you decide to get your little one trained.

Toledo’s PET (Prevent, Educate, Training) Bull Project will be holding a dog training clinic July 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Navarre Park.

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Northwood Council voted 5-1 to make the full-time fire chief position part-time at a meeting on July 7.

Administrator Dennis Recker will now interview candidates for the position, then make a recommendation to Mayor Mark Stoner on a final candidate.

Council had questioned the need to hire a full-time chief to replace former Chief Tim Romstadt, who resigned his full-time position earlier this year. Council has advertised for a full-time chief, but had also been considering hiring a part-time chief that would save the city money.

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Oregon City Council last Monday approved the bid of Henry W. Bergman for part of its 2011 Road Program.

Bergman, of Genoa, submitted a total bid of $330,130 for the road program, which is broken down into three projects.

Project 1 includes micro-surfacing with base repairs of Lallendorf Road from Corduroy Road to Parkway Road; Project 2 includes milling, resurfacing and spot base repairs for Schmidlin Road from Navarre Avenue to Pickle Road; and the next project includes the following:

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Four companies have submitted contract bids for road repairs in Lake Township.
 
Township trustees opened the bids Tuesday for improvements to Isch, Ayers, Latcha, and Lakehurst roads but didn’t award a contract. Instead, the trustees directed Dan McLargin, roads supervisor, to review the bids and submit a recommendation at their next meeting.
 
Bidding for the work were Geddis Paving & Excavating, Toledo; Bowers Asphalt & Paving, Walbridge; Gerken Paving, Napoleon, and Shelly Co., Maumee.
 
Gerken submitted the lowest bids:  Isch Road - $33,835; Ayers Road - $85,669; Latcha Road - $96,017, and Lakehurst - $33,489.
 
Shelly Co. didn’t submit a bid for the Lakehurst project.
 
In related business, the trustees authorized the expenditure of $1,022 for additional asphalt for repairs to Wagoner Road.

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