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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.”

The administration of the Genoa School District is still attempting to find a buyer of the Brunner Elementary School building and has been in talks with someone interested in the building.

Superintendent Dennis Mock walked through the building located in the Village of Genoa this week with a potential buyer.

Mock couldn’t be reached for comment but Bill Nye, district treasurer, said the person met with the superintendent Tuesday at the building.

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.

Last year, as revenue continued to plummet in Northwood, council was faced with either making more budget cuts, or finding a new revenue source to maintain its current level of services.

For months, Mayor Mark Stoner and city council debated several options, including reducing the tax credit for residents who worked outside the city, charging a fee for garbage pickup, and increasing the income tax rate. Stoner and council decided to make deep budget cuts in all city departments, including the safety services provided by the fire and police departments. Among the cuts in the fire department made by Stoner, and approved by council, were a hiring freeze, and the elimination of a two person crew who manned Station 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Later, council reluctantly agreed to put a .25-percent income tax increase on the November ballot, which was soundly defeated by voters.

In an article in the May 23 issue of The Press, it reported that Dorothy Gackstetter was recognized as the first recipient of the Community Service Senior Hall of Fame award for her contributions to county senior programs.

Among her cited contributions was designing and creating three Elliston, Ohio signs to recognize the achievements of American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox. The sign project was a collaboration with local artist Bob Poiry.

 

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