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By Press Staff Writer

        Two months after starting his career with the Walbridge Police Department, Echo is becoming acclimated to his job, says his handler Officer Nick Colwell.

        The 34-pound German shepherd was 16 weeks old last week and divides his time between  training sessions with Colwell in the Medina, Ohio area, riding on patrol, and living with Colwell when off duty.

       The second town hall meeting in eastern Lucas County to discuss agricultural districts and the Current Agricultural Use Valuation program is scheduled for Oct. 12 at the City of Oregon administration building, 5330 Seaman Rd.

        The meeting, hosted by the Lucas County auditor’s office, starts at 6:30 p.m.

        Local officials were among those who testified recently in favor of a bill pending in the Ohio House of Representatives that would expand patrol jurisdiction on interstate highways to include police departments in townships with populations of 5,000 or more.

         Current law restricts officers in townships of less than 50,000 from patrolling on interstate roadways.

To get a preview of what to expect this harvest season, the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal team once again went on the I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour presented by AgroLiquid Fertilizers.

On the tour, two teams of farmers, agronomists and OCJ/OAN staff crisscrossed I-75 and I-71 reporting crop conditions and yield estimates on Aug. 16 and 17. The teams started in the north and met at the end in Clinton County. During the two days, each team sampled a representative corn and soybean field in more than 20 counties (for a total of more than 40 counties during the two days).

         While serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Larry Hohenbrink was all over the Pacific, but says there was no greater thrill then when the Japanese surrendered.

        Hohenbrink, now 91, was serving aboard the USS Bracken (Amphibious Personnel Assault-64), a Gilliam-class attack transport, when the announcement came.

 
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