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During spring break, many high school students were stuck inside watching the rain, while Woodmore faculty member Erin Reynolds enjoyed herself in Australia.

Reynolds, who teaches students with special needs, went to Australia to visit her friend Jamie Bannear, who was a foreign exchange student from Australia that Reynolds met in high school.

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A Pemberville Road man has filed a complaint in Wood County Common Pleas Court against Mark Hummer, the Lake Township police chief, and Paul Dobson, county prosecutor, alleging the chief illegally removed the man’s granddaughter from his home.

Dan Prewitt, who filed the complaint Monday, alleges the chief – at the direction of Dobson – violated his Fourth Amendment rights when he “unlawfully forced his way” into Prewitt’s residence on Jan. 13 and removed the girl.

Prewitt is asking for a jury trial and $300,000 in damages each from Dobson and Hummer.

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A group of Genoa parents is stepping up a year-end recognition program in hopes of shining a brighter light on academic prowess.

A partnership between the Genoa Academic Committee and University of Toledo officials lands the top 20 students from freshmen to senior classes at a recognition dinner at the university the evening of May 20.

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State environmental officials, swayed by Oak Harbor’s plea for help, agreed to temporary regulation changes to relieve sewer system flooding while a long-term solution is sought.

“They have given us the OK for everything we wanted plus some,” Mayor Bill Eberle told village council at its regular meeting Monday. “I was very pleased with Jones & Henry.”

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Though The Oregon Community Theatre has always put on quality shows, the group has often had difficulty getting the word out to people who might be interested in seeing live Theatre close to home. But after numbers were tallied at a meeting last week, it seems like that’s starting to change.

“This (past) season, we had record setting attendance,” said Reed Steel, president of the Oregon Community Theatre.

Steele attributed the increase in attendance to many factors, one of which would be some new approaches to promotion.

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