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Curtice resident Amber Anderson – all 5-foot-3 inches of her – was working in home health care with the Volunteers of America before she enrolled in Owens Community College's seven-month Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy course.

“I was always told I would never make it as a police officer because I was a woman,” Anderson said. “It's a very male-dominated field, so it's very intimidating already. But, if you're not happy with what you're going to do for a living, you're going to be miserable all your life. I believe in everything a police officer stands for.”

After convening an emergency meeting Wednesday, the Lake school board re-approved the resolution needed for placing a 4.75-mill, 5-year levy on the November ballot.

The board had met Tuesday and adopted the same resolution, said treasurer Jeff Carpenter, but the required number of board members wasn’t present as some were out of town or had job responsibilities.

When Elmore native Loren Hall posed for a photo atop a locally-made bicycle in 1892, the youngster probably didn’t realize the Elmore Manufacturing Co. would reach a nationwide market with the “Elmore Roadster” that cost about $100.

Seven years later the company, headed by Harmon Becker and his sons, would cease bicycle production and focus on manufacturing what would be called the Elmore Car in a Clyde, O. plant. That vehicle would also be sold to a large market and be used by taxi companies in Washington, D.C.

Every year, almost like magic, a group of volunteers organizes and successfully pulls off the annual Pemberville Free Fair.

And the fact that no admission has been charged for the many decades of the fair is a trick akin to pulling a rabbit out of the hat.

Northwood Mayor Mark Stoner remains a staunch supporter of his plan to have 24/7 Advanced Life Support (ALS) coverage in the city, despite some misgivings on council at a July 7 meeting.

Stoner, who was not at the meeting, told The Press this week that providing round the clock ALS coverage to residents is a priority that the city will be able to afford.

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Has President Obama, America's first African American president, improved race relations since he has been in office?
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