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See the sun set on Maumee Bay and hear the Genoa American Legion Band at Oregon’s Haley Boardwalk every Friday night starting July 16.

The “See Sunset on Maumee Bay” will be held at the Bayshore and Stadium roads intersection (5760 Bayshore). At the the Oregon waterfront, there will also be music, food, a walk along the boardwalk, street performers, and arts and crafts.

A group of neighbors have been meeting at the Oregon Senior Center - with the hospitality of host Paula Benton - to plan for Friday nights on the Oregon Haley Boardwalk from July 16 through August 27. 

“Why are we doing this? To promote Oregon's waterfront and the Oregon waterfront community,” said organizer Sandy Bihn.

Bihn says the Oregon waterfront community is considered to be Oregon north of Cedar Point Road.

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Tornado relief fundraiser planned from 11 to 7 on 7-11
The Lake Township Relief Fund will present a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 11 at Metcalf Field in Millbury.

The event will kick off with an opening ceremony and memorial service at 11:15 a.m.

Live music will be provided throughout the day by 13 local bands/singers including Resonant Soul, Dry Bones Revival & Friends, Bobby May, Frankie May, Ron Raspberry & Sons, Measure of Time, Keys 2 Eden, the Harley Packer Band, Rodney Parker & Liberty Beach, Nine Lives Band, Buddy Luv & the Pitbulls, Haywire and Funk Nation, Ben Barefoot, Boffo and more.

The event will also include kids’ activities, games and prizes, food and beverages, raffles and more. The donation for admission is $5 (or more), with a maximum of $20 per family. No pets will be permitted.

All proceeds raised from the event will go directly to benefit the tornado victims in Wood and Ottawa counties. Funds will be administered by WSOS.

Those unable to attend may make monetary donations State Bank, 301 N. Main St., Walbridge, and Cupid’s Closet, 510 Commerce Park Blvd., Northwood.

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Director River Roubaix and a 40- to 45-member film crew converged on the Revelation Ranch off Route 23 just west of Pemberville to shoot scenes for the independent film “Whitehorse Revelations.”
 
The ranch is owned by the family of former Press Newspapers distribution director Michelle Proch, who is opening an equestrian boarding operation that offers horse-riding lessons. Performing stunts in the film is Press sales department assistant Abbey Schell.
 
Roubaix had been advertising on Craig’s List for a location to film his movie when Proch contacted him.
 
The setting is made to look like a 19th Century period-dated horse track.
 
Roubaix’s company, Roubaix Pictures, began filming at the ranch July 11. The film is a western version of 19:11 in the Book of Revelations, but set during the period around 1865. All actors and actresses were wearing custom reproductions of 1865 clothing.

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Residents of the Village of Millbury and Lake Township received an update Wednesday on recovery services available to them in the wake of the June 5 tornado responsible for the deaths of six people and millions of dollars in property damage in their community.

Millbury Mayor Mike Timmons said the village and township are waiving zoning permit fees for storm-related reconstruction projects and the Wood County Building Inspection Department plans to open a satellite office in the township to process building permits.

Residents who need to raze foundations should contact the Northwestern Water and Sewer District which will sever water lines so they don’t get crushed during a demolition.

Officials  at the meeting, held at the Millbury Fireman’s Recreation Center, said there were several  services available:

• Mike Sibbersen, Wood County Auditor, reminded residents with damages to fill out forms to adjust the appraised property valuations for next year’s taxes. Affected residents should contact Brian Jones at the auditor’s office, (419) 354-9174.

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The physical and human damage from the June 5 tornadoes that struck

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      Elizabeth Urbanowski

northwest Ohio and Lake Township was, in a word, extreme.

Six people died as a result, including 4-year old Hayden Walters and his parents Mary and Ryan, whose Millbury home was destroyed; Bailey Bowman, who died as she and her boyfriend tried to make it inside the Lake Township administration building to escape the tornado coming at them; Kathleen Hammitt, a Woodville wife and minister in training who died as her vehicle was tossed like a Matchbox toy on SR 795; and Ted Kranz, the father of the Lake High Class of 2010 valedictorian.

Hours before the 2010 seniors were to graduate June 6 at Lake High, the school complex at SR 795 and Lemoyne Road was among the structures heavily damaged by the monster EF4 twister.

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