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Randy Genzman is on track to become the Village of Oak Harbor’s administrator.

On Monday, Mayor Bill Eberle recommended Genzman for the job. Council then agreed to begin contract negotiations with Genzman, who has been serving as interim administrator.

“It’s very exciting,” Genzman said later of the opportunity.

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The City of Northwood plans to hire an engineering firm to assess the cost of cleaning up property of an abandoned gas station at 4433 Woodville Rd.

The former AP gas station, marked by rust and overgrown weeds, is deteriorated and endangers the health and safety of the general public, according to a public nuisance abatement order issued to the owners of the property.

The failure to abate the nuisance within 48 hours gives the city the authority to abate the nuisance on its own.

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‘Stable’ population of walleye, perch, other species
Lake Erie anglers can expect to enjoy another year of diverse fishing opportunities in 2014, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) biologists.

“While fishing success always varies among species and seasons, we expect that anglers will find success on the waters of Lake Erie this year,” said Jeff Tyson, Lake Erie fisheries program manager for the ODNR Division of Wildlife. “The lake’s population of walleye, yellow perch, black bass, white bass and steelhead remains stable, with a very broad distribution of sizes for each species.”

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If you have an idea on how to improve Ohio State Parks, James Zehringer, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, would like to hear from you.

Zehringer and State Sen. Keith Faber last week said the state plans to invest about $88.5 million in capital improvements at state parks over the next two years.

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Emergency training vital, available

Shootings in schools receive a lot of attention from the news media but over the past 30 years acts of violence in businesses and churches involving guns rank just as high, members of the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce were informed Thursday.
Lt. Phil Cook, of the Toledo Police Department, said companies should consider ALICE (Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate) training for their personnel as it can be tailored for “any venue where people gather.”

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