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Probably the youngest winner in Prism Award history appeared on the stage Wednesday night.
Erek “EcoErek” Hansen, an 11-year-old Jerusalem Township resident, was honored by the judges for his role in recycling everything from denim to shoes, to, you name it.

Gov. Kasich to change from big stick to carrot on a stick

Keeping the cost of government in check keeps money in your wallet, so pay attention to the good news coming out of Columbus later this month.

Ohio Rep. Matt Szollosi expects a midterm budget review bill to be introduced soon to coincide with the release of the report Beyond Boundaries: A Shared Services Action Plan for Ohio Schools and Governments. The report will recommend how to make better use of your tax dollar.

For the second time in two months members of Walbridge Village Council have not excused the absence of Mayor Dan Wilczynski from their meetings.

A motion to excuse the mayor, who was out of town on a business trip, from Wednesday’s meeting didn’t pass as it drew the support of only 3 councilmembers and was opposed by 3 members.

Meetings between Woodmore School District administrators and the Ohio School Facilities Commission and the district’s architect are scheduled for this week to prepare for the construction of a new elementary school.

Superintendent John Fernbaugh said a meeting is scheduled with the OSFC Monday at 1 p.m. and with the architect on Tuesday.

Spring fever is ushering in a surge in cell phone abuse at Genoa Middle School.

School Assistant Principal Mike Vicars, on the school website and in letters sent home, reminded parents and students alike that cell phones must be kept in lockers during the course of the school day.  The warning comes as school officials have seen a dramatic rise in cell phone and Ipod use in hallways in the classrooms of late.

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