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Lake Township fire and police department personnel Tuesday showed their support for fire chief Bruce Moritz - nearly filling all the seats in the meeting room of the township trustees and giving the chief a standing ovation after he responded to anonymous criticism of his management of the fire department.

During the trustees’ March 18 meeting, Randy Saint John, of East Freedom Drive, told the trustees eight firefighters conveyed their concerns to him via email. Saint John said he was speaking as a resident and taxpayer worried about his family’s safety. The firefighters, he said, feared repercussions if they took their concerns to command officers.

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Oregon is looking at partnering with one of the hospitals in Oregon to provide services to seniors.

Currently, the James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center on Bay Shore Road provides programs for seniors, though the facility, a former city pumping station, lacks space. The city last year considered contributing about $1 million to expand the building, but after voters passed a 0.5 mill senior levy last November, Mayor Mike Seferian started looking at other sites to provide services.

Seferian and Administrator Mike Beazley have met with officials from Bay Park Pro Medica Hospital and Mercy St. Charles Hospital to discuss the possibility of a joint effort to provide senior programs.

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Groundbreaking for nature center set for April 16

After 10 years of saving, planning and raising funds, the Sandusky County Park District is ready to break ground for a nature center building at Creek Bend Farm Park in the Village of Lindsey.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the center is scheduled for April 16 at 10 a.m. at the park.

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New auto title transactions for the first quarter of this year have risen while mortgage foreclosure rates are down in Lucas County compared to the first quarter of last year, according to J. Bernie Quilter, Lucas County Clerk of Courts.

The statistics are for new and used auto dealer title transactions. Compared to the first quarter of 2013, the county saw an increase of 346 new auto title transactions and 596 used auto transactions, said Quilter.

The county has seen an increase since 2010.

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The Black Swamp Bird Observatory is among the organizations and agencies to be lauded by the Ohio Senate for their role in promoting bird habitat, research, and conservation.

A resolution approved by the Senate designates May 10 as Bird Ohio Day to recognize the importance of bird and bird habitat stewardship.

“Bird watching has become one of the most popular and economically significant forms of outdoor recreation in Ohio and throughout the United States,” a resolution passed last month by the senate says. “Birding tourism contributes significantly to economic development in northwest Ohio. Thousands of birdwatchers from across the country and around the world visit Northwest Ohio and the southwest shore of Lake Erie each spring to witness the spectacle of bird migration and to participate in the Biggest Week in American Birding Festival organized by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory of Oak Harbor.”

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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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