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This year – 2015 – has marked the 175th anniversary of the founding of Ottawa County in 1840.

To celebrate this event, a new book titled “Ottawa County 175th Anniversary” will be available next summer. But as we near the end of this anniversary year, it’s a particularly good time to recognize this milestone date.

Ottawa County is a wonderful county with a diverse population and an important heritage. And it is an interesting county. It is the longest county in the state and has more miles of coastline than any other county. We have more boats, sell more fishing licenses and have more campsites than any other Ohio county. It is a fascinating place for people to live, work and enjoy recreational facilities. So here’s a reminder that we can observe this anniversary year by thinking of our county’s heritage.

Bicyclist takes break to regroup, reevaluate after 4,000 miles

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to presspublications.com and clicking on the icon on the upper right.


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With financial assistance from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the Northwestern Water and Sewer District has been conducting an audit of its water system to determine where the system is losing water and revenues due to leaks, meter and billing problems and unmetered usage.

The survey will follow American Water Works Association guidelines, said Dina Pierce, an Ohio EPA spokesperson. Recommendations for addressing the sources of water losses will be included, she said.

Through the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account, the OEPA is providing a no-interest loan of $148,143 for the project, Pierce said.

An invoice for about $2 million being sent to the Ohio Department of Education by the Lake school board will never be paid.

Lake board members and the administration contend the funds would have better served taxpayers by not being diverted to charter schools.

Lake Erie Waterkeeper Sandy Bihn, as moderator of the Lake Erie Improvement’s Association forum on Lake Erie, introduced a guest who was not a scheduled speaker — State Senator Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green).

In 2015, Gardner co-sponsored Senate Bill One, which banned the application of manure and fertilizer on frozen ground.

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