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Voters in three precincts in the Village of Walbridge will be casting their ballots at different locations in the November election.

Residents in the village precincts 430 and 432, who had been voting at the St. Jerome School gym, will vote at the Lake Township Fire Station 1, 4505 Walbridge Rd.

Precinct 420 voters, who also had been voting at St. Jerome’s, will vote at the Lake Township administration building, 27975 Cummings Road.

Deborah Hazard, a director of the Wood County Board of Elections, said the school administration didn’t give the board permission to use the gym as a voting site for the election.

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Tim Myers has been fascinated by farm tractors since he was a young boy.

Myers, 38, of Genoa, owns a truck driving business and he also owns a unique piece of farm equipment - a 1916 J.I. Case steam traction engine. Every year, Myers loads up the 15,000-pound engine, also known as a steam thresher, to put on display at the Five Point Steam Threshers Reunion.

This year's 49th annual event, hosted by the Five Point Steam Threshers Club, was held July 19 in Perrysburg Township.

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Officials deny Oregon Police Officer Jeff Brown, son of Mayor Marge Brown, received lenient treatment for his repeated and illegal use of the Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS) to gain information about an ex-girlfriend over a two-year period.

Many posters on The Press’s message board, “Shout,” believe Brown, who was given a 20-day suspension for the LEADS violations, should have been dismissed for the offense, which the Ohio Revised Code calls a fifth degree felony.

LEADS gives police access to national criminal justice databases and provides personal details about individuals, including their addresses, phone numbers, and other private information.

Brown, who is married, used LEADS as recently as May 26, 2009, to look up information on former girlfriend Tanya Hernandez, according to an internal affairs report released Sept. 4 that investigated the officer over a seven year period.

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Men claiming to be conducting a property survey for the City of Oregon were able to gain entry to a Holly Drive residence and steal cash from the eldery homeowner, police said.

One man said he needed to look at the homeowners’ back yard while others apparently went into the home while the 83-year-old owner was distracted.

The incident occurred July 8.

According to police, the homeowner was cleaning a lawn mower in his front yard when a large red Ford, possibly an SUV, pulled into his driveway.

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The Genoa school board is scheduled to open bids this week for preliminary work on the site where a new elementary school will be constructed.

Board members plan to meet Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. to open the bids for what is called an “early site package” that covers grading, drainage, extending utilities to the site, and related issues, said Bill Nye, district treasurer.

The board and administration held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new school on Sept. 16.

Voters in November approved a 1.9-mill, 28-year bond issue that will be used to fund the local share of construction costs for the new school as well as renovations to the high school building.

The bond issue is expected to generate about $5.2 million for the project while the Ohio School Facilities Commission will provide funding for the balance of the costs.

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