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Former University of Toledo football coach Tom Amstutz once told the Eastern Maumee Chamber of Commerce that his student-athletes spend more time in the classroom than on the football field.
He was not referring to their studies — he meant their involvement in leadership activities and classes specific to football, such as seminars on how to deal with media.
There is one local high school football coach who also thinks out of the box when it comes to leadership skills for his student-athletes.
Eastwood gridiron coach Jerry Rutherford and his players were honored at a board meeting Monday night for their continued participation in Bowling Green’s Walk for Hope/Out of the Darkness Walk over the last couple years. The event was sponsored by the Wood County Suicide Prevention Coalition.
Genoa Village Council reviewed its 2011 temporary budget for a second time Dec. 20 and then approved it, the village administrator said.
The budget, set for slightly more than $8 million to fund operations for the western Ottawa County village, was on council’s regular session agenda, where it was passed as an emergency measure.
There are no major new expenses in it and council has until early 2011 to pass the permanent budget, according to Garth Adams, administrator.
Mayor Mark Williams agreed.
Last year, the village leaders worked with staff to pinpoint priorities and keep the budget in check in a volatile economy, he noted.
“As far as the budget is concerned, we are in pretty good shape,” he said regarding 2011 projections. “The finance committee has worked hard and we are just trying to make it as efficient as we can. There is nothing dramatic or anything outrageous. We are just trying to make sure everything is covered.”
The State of Ohio and U.S. Army have reached agreement on a plan to clear areas near the former Erie Army Depot of military munitions.
Under the agreement, the Army will conduct investigations along the Lake Erie shoreline to locate munitions used during past operations at the depot and former Locust Point anti-aircraft artillery site and from the impact area of an operating range.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will also be involved in the work, scheduled to start in 2011.
“Recent finds of 3.5-inch rockets and other munitions exposed by receding waters only reinforce the need to address this area, thus making it safer for residents, visitors, and future generations,” said Chris Korleski, Ohio EPA director.
He descried the situation at the site near Port Clinton as a “legacy problem of munitions associated with the former Erie Army Depot.”
If the holiday party is any indication, the turbulent times of Jerusalem Township are coming to an end.
Two years ago, one could not attend a trustees meeting without listening to hours of bickering among government officials and residents.
Earlier this month, 175 residents showed up at a holiday party hosted by the township trustees. All involved say the three-and-a-half hour event was a huge success. Trustee Ron Sheahan emceed the event and announced door prizes.
“I talked to people who were there and everyone was so excited about it they are ready for another one next year,” trustee David Bench said.
Residents were asked to donate clothing. Township fiscal officer Julie Van Nest says they received 52 pairs of gloves, 31 pairs of stockings, scarves, and other clothing.
Oregon City Council unanimously approved a special use permit for the Oregon City Schools District for the installation of several wind turbines at 3604 Pickle Road.
Oregon Buildings and Zoning Commissioner James Gilmore said the schools requested the special use permit to install two turbines at Coy School.
City Council last month approved a special use permit for the district to install two wind turbines at Clay High School.
“The height of these wind turbines are 157-feet, and they’ll be located 160 feet from each property line,” said Gilmore. “The zoning on this property is R-1 and R-2. The adjoining properties are also R-1 an d R-2. It’ll be of tubular monopole design.”