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Representatives of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be in Lake Township Wednesday to determine if a Hanley Road rail crossing meets criteria for installing safety devices such as gates and lights.

Richard Welling, a township trustee, said he plans to meet with the commission representatives at 10:30 a.m. at the crossing, which currently is only marked by cross buck signs.

The crossing, which is operated by CSX Corp., is located between Cummings and Luckey roads.

Welling said the crossing is one of the first in the township to be refurbished by having the “hump” lowered, making it more accessible to farm machinery and other vehicles.

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U.S. Marine Corps pilot Lt. Col. Sarah Deal says the closest thing she saw to a politician while serving in Afghanistan may have been CNN news broadcaster Anderson Cooper.

Lt. Col. Deal, the first female pilot in the corps, has seen enough that when she talks, people show up.

Last week, Deal gave a presentation, and the American Legion Post 28 commander said it was the largest crowd he has ever seen for such a speaker at Schaller Memorial Building in Perrysburg. Among audience members were veterans and soldiers, including other female soldiers who served in Afghanistan, and their families.

Lt. Col. Deal is a Pemberville native and 1987 Eastwood High School graduate who joined the Marines in 1992 during her summer break from Kent State University. After studying aerospace flight technology, she earned her commercial and private pilot’s license and is a certified flight instructor.

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Twelve area high schools recently put their knowledge of tractors to the test during competition in the 18th annual FFA District I Agricultural and Industrial Diagnostics Contest at Owens Community College.

Presented by the College’s Transportation Technologies, the contest involved high school teams, consisting of two students, completing a written examination and five practical skill events to determine their expertise of tractors. As part of the practical skills competition, teams were required to locate, identify and repair a malfunction on a specified tractor donated for the event.

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There will be a benefit for Lisa and Brant Bugbee for monies to travel to Washington D.C. for when their son, U.S. Marine Brandon Bugbee, returns to the states. All are welcome to attend. 

It will be at BW3 on Navarre Avenue in Oregon from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday night March 2. 

However, for anyone unable to attend the benefit, there will be a donation box at Don's Doughnuts on Woodville Road. 

According to an e-mail sent to The Press, Brandon Bugbee was shot in Afghanistan about a week ago. He survived and they are bringing him back to Washington D.C. for further medical treatment and recovery. 

 

 

Janis Kennedy would have been married to her husband, John Thomas Kennedy, 68 years this year had he not perished in a fire in 1976.

Mr. Kennedy, who was a Jerusalem Township firefighter, died fighting a blaze off State Route 2 on October 17 that year.

With the passage of time, certain events fade from memory.

For Mrs. Kennedy, that ill-fated day is forever etched in her mind.

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