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For nearly as long as anyone can remember the ever-sturdy bell at St. John’s United Church of Christ, located at 1213 Washington St. on the eastern fringes of Genoa, has called faithful parishioners from the village, nearby Elmore and points beyond to worship.

On Sunday, Sept. 18, the beacon of hope will beckon both longtime church members and new parishioners alike to the church to celebrate the church’s 50th anniversary.

As the country prepares for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center, a remnant of one of the towers that crashed to the ground on that grim morning of September 11, 2001, made a somber appearance in Northwood last month.

Former Northwood Mayor John Donegan and a fire marshal from Michigan went to New York City to pick up a piece of the South Tower, which had collapsed with the North Tower after al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked two commercial jets that slammed into the buildings. They transported the fragment, a steel column weighing thousands of pounds, on a flatbed truck to Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where it will be part of a 9/11 memorial on campus.

In about a month, Ottawa County Sheriff Robert Bratton will be to walk to work.

Of course, he won’t be sheriff anymore. He will be the chief of the Genoa Police Department.

Bratton, a resident of Genoa, sent his resignation notice out in mass text Wednesday evening to others including his administration, county commissioners, the county prosecutor and the Ottawa County Democratic Party.

If you’ve seen a member of the Vespidae family – the Dolichovespula maculata in particular – around your home, Russell Lamp would like to hear from you.

The entomologist is looking for active Bald-faced hornet nests; in particular, he seeks the venom the hornets produce, which he provides to pharmaceutical companies that produce vaccines.

Police have issued arrest warrants for a 19-year-old male for aggravated burglary and arson of a residence in the 5100 block of Curtice Road on Aug. 30.

Xzavier Matthews’ last known address is 711 East Pearl St., Toledo, according to Northwood police.

Super Bowl penalties

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