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The 620 students and staff at Starr Elementary School in Oregon was very busy this year collecting food for the Oregon Health and Welfare Advisory Committee’s annual Christmas Basket Program.

In fact, the Starr Bulldogs, with their teammates, The Angry Birds, collected so much that the school was left with a real mountain of food.

For the Lake Township trustees, Santa this year is dressed in a dark blue uniform.

Union members of the township police department have agreed to waive a 2 percent wage increase scheduled to go into effect in 2012.

The waiver will be in effect the first half of the year.

Food recall data on health dept. website

The Ottawa County Health Department is reminding the public its website has up-to-date food recall lists:

The listing, which was added to the health department website several years ago, is updated as staff receives information, said Ottawa County Health Commissioner, Nancy Osborn. Items are deleted from the list after 60 days.

Nursing home visitation is not limited to friends and family, nor is it limited to the holiday season. Visits help residents maintain connections with their communities and have a high quality of life.

The Ohio Department of Aging has declared Dec. 24-31, 2011 as the sixth annual “Visit a Nursing Home Week” in Ohio and encourages all Ohioans to use the time between Christmas and New Year’s Day to continue a tradition or develop a new habit of sharing their time and compassion with residents all year long.

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation jointly released a new Port of Toledo Economic Impact Study which indicates that the port generates nearly 7,000 jobs and vessel and cargo activity creates more than $1 billion in economic impact.

“There is a lot of good news that comes out of this study. It really validates what we do everyday and take for granted,” said Paul Toth, president and CEO of the port authority. “These are significant numbers.”


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