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It’s called the “Biggest Week in American Birding,” and for good reason.

The third annual event runs from May 5-15 and for the first time activities will be headquartered at Maumee Bay State Park. The festival will bring thousands of birding enthusiasts and millions of dollars into Northwest Ohio, according to Kim Kaufman, executive director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory.

Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies have a new tool to help them keep the peace – state-of-the art Taser devices.

Sheriff Steve Levorchick used Furtherance of Justice funds from 2011 and 2012 to buy 12 new X-26 Taser to equip in road patrol cruisers. The cost was about $800 for each device.

Bast to be honored by school board association

Richard Bast, a former board member of the Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School Board, will be presented with the Ohio School Boards Association’s Master Board Member Award at one of the association’s regional spring conferences.

The conference will be held in Milan March 15.

An Oregon man will finally receive his Silver Star 67 years after his commanding officer recommended he be honored for his bravery during World War II.
Earl Geoffrion, 94, will receive the Silver Star at a ceremony this Friday at 3:00 pm at the Toledo Veterans Clinic on Glendale. Marcy Kaptur, U.S. Congresswoman from the Ninth District, will present the medal.
Geoffrion’s long wait is a result of lost paperwork and bureaucratic red tape. Over the last eight years, public officials including Rep. Kaptur, former Oregon Mayor Marge Brown and Rufus Broadaway, the commanding officer who witnessed Geoffrion’s bravery and recommended him for the Silver Star, pushed for the long-overdue recognition.

Marketing Operations Manager John McNamara promises that when Hollywood Casino Toledo opens just after Memorial Day, it will provide an experience you cannot get at casinos elsewhere, including Detroit and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


That’s why the casino will be marketed as far away as Fort Wayne, Indiana to the west and Sandusky to the east. McNamara has already heard from Michigan residents that say they look forward to coming here because Toledo’s casino will be 100 percent smoke-free.


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