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Jerusalem Township Trustees Aug. 11 voted unanimously to place a 3.5-mill levy for one year on the November 3 ballot to fund sheriff patrols in the township.

On July 28, trustees Joe Gray and Rodney Graffis voted in favor of putting a levy on the ballot. Following a special meeting to gauge public opinion on the matter on Aug. 6, Gray said he would vote at the Aug. 11 trustee meeting to rescind his motion to vote for the levy because it lacked support from the packed crowd of 125 residents.

Gray did rescind his motion, then voted with Graffis and Trustee Joe Kiss in favor of putting the 3.5-mill levy on the ballot.

Gray said he changed his mind because voters in the township should have the opportunity to decide on the levy.

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The Army Corps of Engineers plans to conduct soil sampling and related surveys later this year at the former Brush Beryllium site near the Village of Luckey as part of an ongoing remedial program for the 40-acre parcel located at 21200 Luckey Road.
Also, sampling of groundwater monitoring wells, which is performed annually, is scheduled for this month under rules set by the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program, said Duane Lenhardt, project manager for the Luckey site.

“Later this year, we will further define the extent of the FUSRAP-related soil contamination on the site by performing soil sampling and geophysical and topographic surveys,” Lenhardt said, adding results from the testing will provide the Corps with the necessary data to enter what is called the remedial design phase of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).

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Now that voters have approved an emergency operating levy, the Woodmore school board is turning its attention to a bond issue for the November ballot that would leverage state funding to help pay for the construction of a new building.

A resolution to proceed with putting a bond issue request on the Nov. 3 ballot was approved last week by the school board.

The resolution authorizes the district to issue bonds totaling about $19.5 million to be used for construction costs and to levy an additional 0.5-mill property tax that would be used for permanent improvement expenses if the new school is built.

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A panel of elected officials assembled to examine the possible formation of a joint police district to service the villages of Genoa and Clay Center and Allen and Clay townships is turning its attention to conducting a survey of residents in the four jurisdictions.

Dave Fryman, a member of Genoa Village Council who chairs the Joint Law Enforcement Commission, said a survey will be discussed at the commission’s next meeting Aug. 20 at the Allen Township administration building.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

The Ohio Department of Development last October awarded a $42,000 grant to Genoa to fund a feasibility study of forming a joint law enforcement district.

Circuit Rider Management Group, Granville, O., has been retained to conduct the study.

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Naming their new pet store, Pet Finatics LLC, didn't come overnight for David Grosjean II and his fiancee, Tracy Kamelesky.

"We were going round and round with names for like two months," Grosjean said. "We were trying to figure out a play on words of some sort, but we didn't want to be too out of the ordinary. This just popped in my head and we discussed it with a few people. We had two pages of names we went through."

Pet Finatics was almost Pets Unlimited, or, better yet, Tank Dogs.

"My friends sometimes call me Tank," Grosjean said, "because I used to do aquarium maintenance."

Make no mistake, this guy was destined to either work in a pet store or own one.

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