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Craig Lammers has always been interested in history and baseball.

"I just combined the two," he said.

Lammers, 51, a 1976 graduate of Lake High School, has written biographies on several 19th and 20th Century baseball players, including Jim Hughey, the last major league pitcher to lose 30 games in a season, in 1899.

"He pitched for the Cleveland Spiders," Lammers said.

BCSN broadcaster Greg Franke, who has known Lammers for nearly 30 years, said, "If there is a better baseball researcher anywhere in this country than him, you'd have to show me. He is one of the great authorities on baseball research and history anywhere in this country. That's not an exaggeration. I think people ought to know about him."

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In last week’s story about the Genoa village council forum, the comment, “I think it’s an exciting time to live in the village. I’m not saying it’s perfect. No one is perfect, but I think we have the proper people on council to keep things in place,” should have been attributed to incumbent Jennifer L. Kreager and not challenger John C. Lewis.

Also, incumbent Dave Fryman’s comment should have read, “There is nothing that should be done behind closed doors as it was done in the past in this town,” and not read, “There is nothing that should be done behind open doors...” Fryman was involved in the creation of the joint law enforcement district, not the upgrade of law enforcement vehicles and equipment. The Pr

The North Coast Veterans Memorial and Museum just may be one of the best-

kept secrets in Northwest Ohio. “We’ve got so much stuff, you’ve just got to see it,” said Gary Cooper, who is in his eighth year as president of the North Coast Veterans Memorial and Museum Society.

The museum, located at 411 N. Main St. in Gibsonburg, has an amazing array of military items on display from the Civil War, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the current war in Iraq.

“The organization (North Coast Veterans Memorial and Museum Society) has been in existence since 1999, and the museum used the cell block in the bottom floor of the old county jail,” Cooper said. “When they built a new jail, they left one cell block as it was and they allowed us to use that for about a year.

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Oregon Administrator Ken Filipiak is resigning. He will be the new city manager of Mentor, located just east of Cleveland, on the south shore of Lake Erie. His resignation is effective Nov. 28.

The Mentor City Council voted unanimously at a special meeting on Saturday to hire Filipiak, according to Mentor City Council President Bob Shiner. The city has a population of over 50,000, more than twice the size of Oregon’s 18,000.

City government is based on a city manager executive appointed by council instead of an elected mayor form of government. The city manager is accountable to city council.

Shiner said over 100 people applied for the spot, which has been temporarily filled by the police chief since May, when the former city manager retired.

Filipiak came out on top because of his “diverse background,” said Shiner.

“We found him to be a very smart guy. It all looked good on the resume and the interview process,” said Shiner.

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The Northwestern Water and Sewer District board of trustees has approved a resolution authorizing the district to begin appropriating property easements for a sanitary sewer project in the Stony Ridge and Lemoyne areas in Troy Township.

The district has been negotiating with the owners of three properties, said Jerry Greiner, the district’s executive director, but has been unable to reach an agreement on a price for the easements.

Two of the properties are located on Lemoyne Road and the third is along Fremont Pike.

The district is seeking permanent easements for the Lemoyne Road properties and a temporary easement for the Fremont Pike property.

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