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The Toledo-Lucas County Metroparks’ first park with access to Lake Erie — Howard Farms in Jerusalem Township, is currently under construction.

Metroparks public relations director Scott Carpenter says Howard Farms is starting to look more like a park every day. He adds that it won’t be long and engineers will be allowing Lake Erie water to find its way into the newly constructed canals and waterways at Howard Farms.

The national matches will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, known then as “The Great War,” on Monday, June 26, as the Civilian Marksmanship Program hosts the 2017 First Shot Ceremony at one of the key training facilities during the era – Camp Perry, near Port Clinton. 

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with a short concert by Ohio’s 122nd Army Band at 9:30 a.m. on the base’s Rodriguez Range and is free and open to public members of all ages.

The ceremony serves as the official opening of the National Trophy Pistol and Rifle Matches, which have assembled talented marksmen and women at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility since 1907. The National Matches will first fire on June 26 with the CMP Cup 4-Man Team rifle match and will conclude on July 29 with the National Rimfire Sporter rifle event – with many competitions in between.

Noah Durczynski had exactly 22 days this summer to stay with his parents in Oregon, decompress, and see friends and family before returning to the daily grind that is the United States Air Force.

Durczynski, a 2016 Clay graduate, is ready to enter his second year at the Air Force Academy, which is located in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was set to return on June 24 as a Cadet Third Class.

“I’ve been catching up on my sleep, but I’m ready to go back,” Durczynski said. “I miss home and stuff, but I’m ready to get back to it and keep moving on and going to the next step.”

Durczynski’s world is entirely different than the one he left behind a year ago. His new home is 6,035 feet above sea level in Colorado Springs, at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains. The Academy covers 18,500 acres and lies near glacier-carved Pikes Peak.

 The Woodmore school board has filed a report with the Elmore Police Department of someone tampering with a recording device during a June 11 meeting while board members were in executive session.

 According to the report, board members were in executive session in another room from where they convened the special meeting that was open to the public. While in executive session between 2:11 and 2:16 p.m., the audio recording in the “public area” was stopped and restarted.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the June 8 fire that damaged a historic building on Washington Street in the Village of Genoa.

 It took investigators less than 24 hours to rule the blaze an arson.  Anyone with information is asked to call the state fire marshal’s office at 800-589-2728 or the Genoa Police Department at 419-855-7717.



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