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Flooded out in Oak Harbor recently? Here’s a chance to speak your mind.

Engineers from Jones & Henry Engineering Toledo office are gathering flooding data from 5-8 p.m., March 13 at Eagle’s Nest Community Hall, 210 Jefferson St., in the village.

The engineers are collecting information that’ll be used to persuade the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to approve a short-term solution to the village’s flooding woes related to its combined sewer overflow system.

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After surviving the catastrophic loss of beloved animals to a fire, Vail Meadows, located in Oregon, is still working hard to provide much needed services to the community.

In the early morning hours of March 21, 2013, the century old 10,000 square foot barn went up in flames. Harley, a retired Toledo Police Mounted Patrol horse, along with Cherokee, Buddy, Roxie, Mary Legs, T.J., Harley, Pusher, Midnight, Taz, and Chico all died in the fire.

According to Earnie Dickens, director of Grounds, Events, Horse Boarding, Arena Rental and Public Relations, that night is still very much alive in his memory.

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A rather unusual race for a seat in the Ohio House of Representatives grew more crowded as the filing deadline passed.

With Rex Damschroder’s wife taking his place as a write-in candidate in the May 6 Republican primary election, two other Republicans and a Democrat have decided to jump into the race.

Damschroder, of Fremont, had filed petitions on Jan. 27 to run for a third term representing the 88th House district, which covers all of Sandusky County and most of Seneca County, but was forced to withdraw from the race after the Sandusky County Board of Elections discovered he hadn’t signed some of his petitions.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation District 2 announces that the Anthony Wayne Bridge is scheduled to close March 17 at 7 a.m. The bridge will be closed to both vehicles and pedestrian traffic through September 2015.

Built in 1931, the Anthony Wayne Bridge is a nationally recognized historical bridge that connects downtown Toledo with the east side. ODOT awarded the $28.7 million project to the E.S. Wagner Company in Oregon.

Work includes re-decking the bridge, replacing the existing truss end spans, rehabilitation of the existing substructures, new street lighting and rebuilding the sidewalks, railings and fence. Following the closure, lane restrictions will be put in place for an additional construction season for painting with a project completion date slated for December 2015, weather permitting.

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Trees, parks and the municipal pool are three areas to be discussed in the coming months by members of the parks, recreation and community events committee of Walbridge Village Council, says Sue Hart-Douglas, who chairs the committee.

One goal Hart-Douglas has set for the village this year is to see it enrolled in the Tree City USA program of The Arbor Day Foundation.

She said the tree program was on the agenda of last week’s committee meeting and the village needs to complete a multi-step process to attain the designation.

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