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A forwarded school email helped Woodmore teacher Ellen Saffran get a free trip to San Diego.

Saffran, 36, who has been a biology teacher at Woodmore for the past five years, will be in Southern California from July 16-20 attending Honeywell’s Green Boot Camp.

“I’ve been to San Diego once, about four years ago,” said Saffran, a Port Clinton resident. “I worked on a Rose Bowl float. I used to teach floral design with Toledo Public Schools. They (Rose Bowl parade committee) take volunteers all the time.”

Federal and state wildlife officials working in conjunction with academic researchers announced six water samples taken from Sandusky and north Maumee bays in Lake Erie tested positive for the presence of Asian carp environmental DNA in Michigan and Ohio waters.

If the carp find their way into Lake Erie, it could affect the fishing and boating industries and the local economy, said Sandy Bihn, executive director for Lake Erie Waterkeeper, Inc.

A special board meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 25th at 7:00 PM in the Clay High School Library/Media Center to discuss the district’s finances and look at the long term financial needs of the district.

The current Five Year Forecast shows the district will begin deficit spending at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

Board President P.J. Kapfhammer is urging the public to attend the meeting and provide input on the future of the schools.

A long stretch of dry weather is exasperating an already deteriorating condition for groundwater levels in the Village of Elmore/Harris Township area, say some residents who rely on well systems.

A public meeting to discuss a study by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources of groundwater in the area is scheduled for July 25 at the Harris-Elmore Fire Station.

Their story started in 1967 – a time long before CNN and other 24-hour news channels brought world events into our livings rooms on demand. Way before email, Facebook and Skype too.

As the numbers of U.S. troops in Vietnam approached 500,000, Americans were reading the paper and watching news to get the latest war updates.

In Oak Harbor, 16-year-old Peggy Bennett didn’t know too much about the war, but she was worried about her brother who was fighting in Vietnam. She wanted to do something to support him and the other troops, but what could a teenager do?

road construction delays

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