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The Western Lake Erie WaterKeeper Association, in cooperation with FreshWater Futures and RiverLures livery, is hosting its second annual morning paddlequest and ecotour on the Maumee River on Sunday, June 6, from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The two hour event will feature a naturalist from Maumee Bay State Park, Dana Bollin, who will highlight the bird life, ecololgy and history of the river along the route.

The day will begin at Farnsworth Metropark, located along US 24 in Waterville, where participants will get a continental breakfast, then car-pool to Grand Rapids, and the RiverLures canoe livery. Canoes and kayaks will be available for rent at a discounted rate of $18 per boat, along with life vests, paddles, and shuttle service. Participants may choose to bring their own personal watercraft. The flotilla will travel approximately five miles downstream to Farnsworth Metropark, where it will be treated to a lavish lunch.

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Passers-by may have thought the Confederate Army had been reformed and was using Willow Cemetery in Oregon as a staging area.

General Robert E. Lee, as portrayed by Chuck Eberle, of Van Wert, O., and 15 local “confederates” conducted a ceremony May 16 at the grave of John E. Moser, the only known veteran of the Confederate Army buried at the cemetery, to replace a marker noting his service.

The ceremony included a 21-gun salute and the firing of two canons as Eberle placed a Confederate States of America marker next to Moser’s tombstone.  Age and weather had deteriorated a previous marker.

Eberle, a descendant of General Lee, had noticed the broken marker during a visit to the cemetery last year while attending the OregonFest celebration. He organized the replacement ceremony.

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Eastwood students were required to think “outside the box” to complete a class

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(Article and photo courtesy of the Eastwood school
newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, its staff and advisor
Carol Wolfe).

project and eventually win first place in an engineering design contest held at Ohio Northern University. 

Cardboard is used for many purposes, but we rarely think of using it to sit on.

That’s exactly the problem Eastwood High School students from Mr. Bennett’s Industrial Arts II class had to work out before entering and winning Ohio’s Sitting Machine Design Challenge on March 11.

Students in the class worked hard for four weeks to construct their cardboard chairs. The top three chairs from the class were entered in the contest.

Among the three chairs entered were teams of sophomores, Travis Mohre and Kris Hayward, Zac Shaffer and Nathan Decker, and Brandon Shaffer and Jake Decker.

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Northwood is drafting two ordinances that would increase revenue and reverse a slide in income tax collections since last year.

Council on May 13 could not decide on which of the two options – placing a quarter percent increase in the income tax rate on the November ballot, or a $10 monthly refuse fee - would be most effective.

A quarter percent income tax increase would be for three years and would bring in $500,000 annually, 80 percent of which would go into the general fund, Administrator Pat Bacon said after the meeting. It would become effective Jan. 1, 2011 if passed by voters.

The city would collect approximately $220,000 annually from a $10 monthly residential trash fee, which would start July 1.

Council, which did not back either option, preferred to give each of the proposed ordinances three readings to give the public time to offer input.

City income tax revenue so far this year is down 18.4 percent or $262,771, compared to the same period last year, according to Mayor Mark Stoner.

If the income tax revenue is still down by 18.4 percent by the end of the year, the city would have to cut $824,000 in expenditures from the 2010 budget.

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A resolution asking for a traffic survey of the intersection of Pemberville and Walbridge roads has been approved by Lake Township trustees, who would like to see the intersection become a four-way stop marked by flashing stop signs.

The resolution asks the Wood County engineer’s office and Ohio Department of Transportation to conduct the survey.

“The intersection of Walbridge and Pemberville roads in Lake Township continues to experience numerous injury accidents and near miss accidents,” the resolution says. “The…trustees wish to request that flashing red-stop signs be added to the Pemberville Road section, making the intersection a four-way stop intersection.”

Currently, the intersection is a two-way stop on Walbridge Road, which is equipped with flashing red stop signs.

A recent accident at the intersection involved Mark Hummer, the township police chief.

The chief was traveling on Pemberville Road earlier this month when a truck on Walbridge Road pulled out in front of him.

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$15 Hourly wage

The "Fight for $15" campaign proposes a $15/hour wage for fast food workers. Do you agree?
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