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When Terry Jay Breymaier walked into the Sunrise Park and Banquet Center for the 16th Annual Prism Award ceremony Wednesday night, he started shaking hands and welcoming friends like he usually does.

Breymaier had no idea what was to come towards the end of the ceremony.

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The forms used to file a challenge to your property value must be in your county auditor’s office – not postmarked - by March 31. The forms can be picked up at the auditor’s office or may be available for downloading from the auditor’s Web site.

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Economy cited
Eastwood board pulls levy from May ballot

Citing poor economic conditions, the Eastwood school board has decided to remove a 3.2-mill bond issue from the May ballot.

Superintendent Brent Welker said the board held a special meeting Tuesday morning and agreed to not pursue passage of the bond, which would have funded the local share of construction costs for a new school building that would have housed kindergarten through the fifth grades.

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Five months after the state auditor ruled that Jerusalem Township Trustee Rodney Graffis has to repay the township $20,174.04 for reimbursements he received for health insurance coverage, it’s unclear whether he has to or not.
 
There are conflicting opinions between the state auditor’s office and the Lucas County prosecutor as to whether the auditor’s finding is enforceable.
 
A 2007 audit of the township by State Auditor Mary Taylor’s office last October found that Graffis was ineligible to receive reimbursements because he was already getting health insurance coverage through his union.

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Environmental conservation groups want the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to fine one of the nation’s largest electric utility companies for killing millions of fish each year at the company’s Bay Shore power plant on Lake Erie.

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