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Dirt track race fans are passionate. Not only about their sport, but about helping one another. They are one big family.

And when a member of the family needs help, hundreds of thousands of race fans are there to provide that support.

That family came together at Fremont Speedway over a two-day period to help combat childhood cancer in the Third Annual Fremont Speedway Kick-It fundraiser.

Along with raffles, a Kick-Bald event earlier in the year and other fundraisers, over $50,000 was raised. The Jeff Gordon Foundation will match that amount for a total over $100,000.

A proposal to build a new elementary school in the Eastwood School District drew fervent support and opposition from residents Thursday during a town hall forum.

A spokesman for the Committee to Save our Elementaries said the group will consider legal action to have the matter placed before voters.

“The recent decision by the board has frustrated the intent of the voters regarding the central campus and denies them the ability to exercise their fundamental right to vote on the issue,” said Roger Mullholand. “The committee intends to pursue all legal remedies available to them in order to bring the issue back before the voters.”

Others, however, said the new school is needed and students aren’t being well served by the aging Pemberville and Luckey elementary schools.

 The Woodmore school board will consider a resolution during its Sept. 16 meeting to appoint Corinna Bench to the board.
 If appointed, Bench would replace Mike DeStazio, who resigned his seat recently, citing time constraints after accepting another coaching position in the Genoa district.
 The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the new elementary building in Woodville.
 Anyone attending the meeting is asked to bring their own chair. 

A bipartisan bill that would be an interim measure towards setting a federal drinking water safety standard was introduced in Congress last week by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Ohio’s two senators, Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown.

The bill, the Safe and Secure Drinking Water Act, directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish a health advisory on microcystin and to submit reports on what level of the toxin in drinking water is safe for human consumption, according to a press release issued by Kaptur’s office.

The acceptable level of microcystin in drinking water is 1 part per billion, according to the World Health Organization, but there are no state or federal standards.

A community newsletter is coming soon to help keep residents better informed on what’s happening in the Village of Oak Harbor.

Village Administrator Randy Genzman told council that the village will be putting out a newsletter in coming weeks.

Details, such as length, format and when and where the newsletter will be distributed, are being tweaked now, Genzman told council. He anticipates putting out the newsletter at the library and a number of downtown businesses.

Village officials hope the newsletter will help alleviate resident complaints that they aren’t being kept in the loop about village business and projects.

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