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Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School and Unison Behavioral Health Group are collaborating to raise awareness about prescription and over-the-counter substance abuse through the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Service’s first-ever youth-led prevention public service announcement (PSA) contest.

Jerusalem Township Fiscal Officer Julie Van Nest was seeking re-election to a second four-year term this fall. But an error on her petitions caused the Lucas County Board of Elections to invalidate them.

An official with the Lucas County Board of Elections said that Van Nest made errors in the petitions’ signing dates.

Dr. Mike Zalar

Dr. Mike Zalar, superintendent of the Oregon City Schools District, recently received a $13,256 increase in salary for the 2011-12 fiscal year, according to figures released by the district.

Zalar’s annual salary jumped from $116,965 to $130,221 after the school board approved an increase in administrator salaries at a meeting in August.

Administrators who also got raises include:
• Jane Fruth, treasurer, $97,010 to $103,343;

Those attending a Meet the Candidates forum Oct. 17 in Elmore could witness an unusual political rivalry.

Lowell Krumnow, the long-time mayor of this Ottawa County village, is being challenged for the office by his older brother, James Krumnow.

James is mid-way through a term on village council.

Kelly J. Kaczala, news editor at The Press Newspapers, and Melissa A. Burden, freelance reporter, last week won an Excellence in Journalism award from The Press Club of Toledo in the nondaily category for a story about a Northwood man who had stopped breathing on March 3 waiting 28 minutes for a rescue squad to arrive, despite three calls made by his wife to 9-1-1. He later died at a hospital after suffering brain damage from a lack of oxygen.

Judges called their reporting “the very essence of journalism.”

The award was presented at the 13th annual Touchstone Awards that honored community service and excellence in journalism on Oct. 6 at the Toledo Club.


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