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Gov. John Kasich’s plan to privatize and lease the Ohio Turnpike has met with considerable opposition from across the state. But Kasich is prepared to make a Request for Proposals (RFP) and pursue the plan, according to State Rep. Matt Szollosi (49th District).

“The turnpike issue is a raging issue for folks in the northern part of the state,” said Szollos. “Kasich is going to
make that a priority in the fall or early part of next year. The Republican majority in both the House and Senate has given him the authority to pursue privatization. At this point, the administration is going to hire a consultant to advise it on the lease of the turnpike.”


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The Ottawa County Democratic Central Committee has selected Steve Levorchick to the post of county sheriff.

Levorchick, a former captain in the sheriff’s department, will fill the remaining term of Bob Bratton, who resigned to become the police chief in the Village of Genoa.

The committee, by a unanimous voice vote Thursday night, chose Levorchick, said Dan Laity, who chairs the county Democratic party.

Another candidate, Randy Riedmaier, a former chief deputy in the sheriff’s department, withdrew his application.

The Kreager family of Oak Harbor is celebrating 180 years of marriage without a divorce. The achievement is noteworthy not only because 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, but also because all five couples married their high school sweethearts.
The five couples, all Oak Harbor graduates, are Don and Bonnie, who will celebrate their 60th anniversary on October 26; son Randy and his wife Nancy (Gyde) (36 years); son Jeff and his wife Deb (Harder) (36 years); son John and his wife Laurie (Krasniewski) (24 years); and daughter Mary and her husband Dave Buehler (24 years).
All four children and their parents married young. Don was 20; Bonnie, 18; Randy, 21; Jeff, 19; John, 23, and Mary, 22. The achievement is more remarkable because 60 percent of marriages between couples under age 25 end in divorce.

If all goes well, the closed Brunner Elementary School will be in its new owner’s hands by mid-January.

Curtice resident Gary Moritz told the Genoa Planning Committee about a month ago he wanted to buy the building and renovate it for multiple purposes, including a gym area, a rental hall, and a business hub.

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