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The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s 2011 tour of some of the state’s sustainable and organic farms includes a stop at a local family farm.

Hirzel Farms, 20790 Bradner Rd., Luckey, will be open to the public June 18 at 10 a.m.

About 700 acres of the 2,000-acre farm have been certified organic.

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Oregon City Council last week approved placing four renewal levies on the November 8 ballot.

They include the renewal of a .5-mill levy for the fire department that would provide and maintain fire apparatus, appliances, buildings and sites; a .5-mill levy for the recreation department for recreation purposes; a 2.25-percent tax to retire bonds issued for such things as financing, operation and/or maintenance of the municipal water distribution system, transmission, supply, storage, pumping, filtration or purification facilities, payment of interest and to provide funds for the continued construction and maintenance of the sanitary sewage system, for additional capital improvements and general operating expenses of the city within the general fund, for refuse pickup and disposal, and for storm drainage improvements; and the renewal of the municipal income tax rate of 2.25 percent.

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The Stony Ridge Summer Festival and Flea Market would have celebrated its 40th year this July but the economy, torn up roads, state licensing mandates, lack of volunteers and past bad weather forced organizers to take a year off.

According to Karen Nicely, president of the Stony Ridge Civic Association, the group is currently discussing plans for next year.

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Circuit of flood plain elevation markers planned
The Ottawa County engineer’s office has begun work on a circuit of survey points to establish a benchmark for flood plain elevations.

New flood insurance rate maps will become effective in 2012, greatly increasing the need for the circuit, said David Brunkhorst, county engineer.

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Not many people outside of Gibsonburg are familiar with the name Andy Gruner.

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Kyle Rase, left with Ryan Kunk,
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Gruner, a 2005 graduate of Gibsonburg High School, just graduated from the University of Cincinnati and is moving to Dayton to become a pharmacist with Walgreens.

Asked which actor he would choose to portray himself in a movie, Gruner said, “I'm not that into movies. I have no clue. I wouldn't even know who to start with.”

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