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After a career as a county extension agent, working with farmers who own modern machinery that plows, plants, and harvests fields of hundreds of acres, Ron Overmyer is helping growers in Africa who labor as subsistence farmers but dream of more.

Overmyer, of Oak Harbor, recently returned from a two-week trip to the Kasese District in Uganda where he held training sessions for maize (corn) growers.

Ask yourself this: When you call your dog, does it come to you or just give you that “whatever” look? When on walks, are you the pack leader or are you being pulled, trying to keep up with your sprinting pooch?

If you and your dog are not seeing eye-to-eye, maybe it is time you decide to get your little one trained.

Toledo’s PET (Prevent, Educate, Training) Bull Project will be holding a dog training clinic July 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Navarre Park.

Northwood Council voted 5-1 to make the full-time fire chief position part-time at a meeting on July 7.

Administrator Dennis Recker will now interview candidates for the position, then make a recommendation to Mayor Mark Stoner on a final candidate.

Council had questioned the need to hire a full-time chief to replace former Chief Tim Romstadt, who resigned his full-time position earlier this year. Council has advertised for a full-time chief, but had also been considering hiring a part-time chief that would save the city money.

Oregon and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) have entered into an agreement that allows the city to proceed with the first phase of the Navarre Avenue and I-280 Gateway Landscaping Project.

The first phase includes the construction of the mound, relocation of existing trees, and planting of material supplied by ODOT.

ODOT’s funding for plantings is about $7,000 while the city’s cost for the first phase is $20,000.

State Representative Randy Gardner last week said a provision he sponsored in the state budget bill that gives member communities of the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority the means to end TARTA property taxes was a matter of voters rights.

“This is not about me, or TARTA, or Perrysburg,” Gardner said. “This is about voters’ rights and public accountability.”

water crisis

Are you prepared for another water crisis this summer if there is an algae bloom that shuts down the water supply?
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