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Bicyclist takes break to regroup, reevaluate after 4,000 miles

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to presspublications.com and clicking on the icon on the upper right.


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With financial assistance from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the Northwestern Water and Sewer District has been conducting an audit of its water system to determine where the system is losing water and revenues due to leaks, meter and billing problems and unmetered usage.

The survey will follow American Water Works Association guidelines, said Dina Pierce, an Ohio EPA spokesperson. Recommendations for addressing the sources of water losses will be included, she said.

Through the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account, the OEPA is providing a no-interest loan of $148,143 for the project, Pierce said.

An invoice for about $2 million being sent to the Ohio Department of Education by the Lake school board will never be paid.

Lake board members and the administration contend the funds would have better served taxpayers by not being diverted to charter schools.

Lake Erie Waterkeeper Sandy Bihn, as moderator of the Lake Erie Improvement’s Association forum on Lake Erie, introduced a guest who was not a scheduled speaker — State Senator Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green).

In 2015, Gardner co-sponsored Senate Bill One, which banned the application of manure and fertilizer on frozen ground.

Eastwood FFA members Kirsten Ameling, Josh Isaacson, Lane Kemner, and Garrett Tuck received the American FFA Degree.

All the degree recipients are 2014 graduates of Eastwood High School.

The American Degree is the highest achievement in FFA, and less than one percent of FFA members earn the degree.

In order to achieve the American FFA Degree, FFA members must be at least 12 months removed from high school, must have completed numerous FFA and community service activities, and must have earned a minimum of $10,000 from their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects.

Ameling’s SAE projects consisted of raising and marketing beef cattle.

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