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A resolution to place a renewal levy to fund fire department operations on the November ballot has been approved by the Lake Township trustees.
The 1-mill, 5-year levy will, if passed, generate about $209,020 annually. A current 1-mill levy is set to expire at the end of the year.
The deadline for towns in Wood County to apply for Brownfield site assessment grant funding is Sept. 30, the county’s economic development commission has announced.
The commission is administering a site assessment program with $250,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
When Derrick Diggs became Toledo's Chief of Police a few years ago, he became the first African-American selected for that position. It took more than a century from the time Albert King, Toledo's first black patrolman, was hired for a black officer to rise to the chief's office. In fact, I was hard pressed to determine if any other city or village in Northwest Ohio ever had a police chief who also broke the color barrier. None did, with one exception.
National recording group “Berlin featuring Terri Nunn,” which had a chart topping hit “Take my breath away” from the popular movie “Top Gun,” in the 80’s, will headline the 5th annual “Boomfest at the Grove” in Oregon on Friday, July 4 from 2 p.m. until Midnight at the Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Road, home of the German American Festival.
Entry, entertainment and parking for the event are free. Food, drinks, and activities will be on hand for adults and kids.
These words are spoken by Ronald Rowland in a YouTube video taken in 2012 in Conneaut, Ohio, during a D-Day ceremony:
“Alright, ladies and gentlemen. If you would cover your ears we’re going to do a … fire in the hole!”
A loud boom can be heard about seven seconds later, followed immediately by a big puff of smoke.
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