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Genoa village officials are working steadily to alleviate future flooding problems as the community enters the fourth phase of a six-phase sewer upgrade.

That’s the message village council recently offered two Buckeye Street residents who complained September rains caused some major problems.

Those attending a Meet the Candidates forum Oct. 17 in Elmore could witness an unusual political rivalry.

Lowell Krumnow, the long-time mayor of this Ottawa County village, is being challenged for the office by his older brother, James Krumnow.

James is mid-way through a term on village council.

With just weeks away from Election Day, a flier slinging mud at an Oregon School Board candidate is making the rounds.

The flier, distributed anonymously to the media and throughout the city, notes that P.J. Kapfhammer, one of three candidates vying for two board seats, has a criminal past.

Arraignment hearings are scheduled for Oct. 19 for two suspects in the robbery last week of the Millbury branch of Genoa Bank on State Route 51.

Steven Perales, 45, of Georgetown Drive, Oregon, and Heather Beasley, 24, who gave no address to authorities, have been charged in Ottawa County Municipal Court with aggravated robbery.

Financing program criticized by group
A new report outlines problems with a trend among cities using what is called tax-increment financing, contending the practice has become a subsidy for developers rather than a targeted tool for revitalizing neighborhoods.

The Ohio Public Interest Research Group released the report last week.

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