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Just last month, Woodmore sixth grader Phoebe Jackson accomplished an impressive feat by winning the Northwest Ohio Championship Spelling Bee.

Jackson won the event, which featured 52 competitors and took place at Owens Community College’s Fine & Performing Arts Center, after two hours of competition by correctly spelling the world “convulsion.”

The runner-up was Oak Harbor resident Katelyn Farmer, who received a spelling bee plaque for her efforts.

Lake Township fire and police department personnel Tuesday showed their support for fire chief Bruce Moritz - nearly filling all the seats in the meeting room of the township trustees and giving the chief a standing ovation after he responded to anonymous criticism of his management of the fire department.

During the trustees’ March 18 meeting, Randy Saint John, of East Freedom Drive, told the trustees eight firefighters conveyed their concerns to him via email. Saint John said he was speaking as a resident and taxpayer worried about his family’s safety. The firefighters, he said, feared repercussions if they took their concerns to command officers.

Oregon is looking at partnering with one of the hospitals in Oregon to provide services to seniors.

Currently, the James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center on Bay Shore Road provides programs for seniors, though the facility, a former city pumping station, lacks space. The city last year considered contributing about $1 million to expand the building, but after voters passed a 0.5 mill senior levy last November, Mayor Mike Seferian started looking at other sites to provide services.

Seferian and Administrator Mike Beazley have met with officials from Bay Park Pro Medica Hospital and Mercy St. Charles Hospital to discuss the possibility of a joint effort to provide senior programs.

Groundbreaking for nature center set for April 16

After 10 years of saving, planning and raising funds, the Sandusky County Park District is ready to break ground for a nature center building at Creek Bend Farm Park in the Village of Lindsey.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the center is scheduled for April 16 at 10 a.m. at the park.

New auto title transactions for the first quarter of this year have risen while mortgage foreclosure rates are down in Lucas County compared to the first quarter of last year, according to J. Bernie Quilter, Lucas County Clerk of Courts.

The statistics are for new and used auto dealer title transactions. Compared to the first quarter of 2013, the county saw an increase of 346 new auto title transactions and 596 used auto transactions, said Quilter.

The county has seen an increase since 2010.

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