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The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

Two weeks ago, a plane flew over State College, Pennsylvania carrying a banner reading “Take down the statue or we will.”
Less than a week later, the statue, a likeness of the late former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, came down.
James Miller, president of Genoa-based Air America Aerial Ads LLC, would like to believe it was taken down because of the banner. In reality, it was the president of Penn State University that made the decision to remove the statue.

Their story started in 1967 – a time long before CNN and other 24-hour news channels brought world events into our livings rooms on demand. Way before email, Facebook and Skype too.

As the numbers of U.S. troops in Vietnam approached 500,000, Americans were reading the paper and watching news to get the latest war updates.

In Oak Harbor, 16-year-old Peggy Bennett didn’t know too much about the war, but she was worried about her brother who was fighting in Vietnam. She wanted to do something to support him and the other troops, but what could a teenager do?

A resolution to place a millage request on the November ballot to fund police department operations was approved Tuesday by the Lake Township trustees.

Rather than a renewal, the trustees agreed to place a 1.4-mill replacement levy before voters, meaning the levy, if approved, will be based on current property valuations in the unincorporated area of the township instead of the valuations when it was first passed in the early 1980s.

So, you are a young professional who would like to see how others go about your line of business in other countries?

If you are between the ages of 25 and 40, the opportunity is here, if you act quickly.

The Rotary Clubs of Northwest Ohio are seeking young professionals to participate in a cultural exchange with southeast and central India for four weeks from Jan. 15-Feb. 15, 2013. You must respond with an application by September 1 of this year.

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.

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