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Shrimp farm a mix of hard work, fun
Written by Larry Limpf   
Thursday, 12 September 2013 15:17

Imagine you’re a grower but not able to even see the fruits of your labor until the day you harvest.

Unlike the cultivation of grain crops or vegetables, Marc and Michele Gradel are relatively unsure if their efforts have paid off until Marc drains the ponds at his Martin farm. If it’s been a favorable growing season, the waters will recede to a certain level and then what was a placid pond resembles a boiling pan of water as thousands of shrimp are roused from their bottom-dwelling existence.

National Wiener dog races come to Perrysburg
Written by Stephanie Szozda   
Thursday, 12 September 2013 15:29

The 10th Annual Wiener Dog Nationals to determine the fastest Dachshund in the United States will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at the W.W. Knight Preserve on River Road in Perrysburg Township.

The event will highlight the annual Mutt Strut, the biggest fundraiser for the Wood County Humane Society.

“We are really excited to have them because they are such a large organization and they have a very strong following so we are definitely excited to have all these race fans out to support our event as well,” said Jessica McClure, humane society spokesperson.

County opts to reduce tax collections for agency
Written by Larry Limpf   
Thursday, 12 September 2013 15:27

For the third time since 2000, the Wood County commissioners have opted to reduce tax collections of a levy that funds the adult and protective services programs of the county’s Job and Family Services Department.

The commissioners have requested the county budget commission reduce the levy collection by half for 2014 – an estimated savings for taxpayers of $1.86 million.

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