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Toledo Edison shut down a 900 kilowatt wind turbine installed at Clay High School in May because it is missing a trip switch that would prevent backfeeding of electrical energy to and from Edison’s substation.

“The turbine is perfect,” said Dean Sandwisch, business manager for the Oregon City Schools District. “Edison is requiring a shut down switch that would stop the turbine from operating and backfeeding into the system in the event of an electrical mishap, such as a lightning strike. And we’re working to accommodate Edison.”

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.

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