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A “green” opportunity for the Village of Oak Harbor turned faces red at a recent meeting of village council.

Newly-seated councilmember Sue Rahm was upset that an Efficiency Smart Schedule program turned down by council late last year was once again on the meeting agenda for approval.

When she asked why it was again on the agenda, Mayor Bill Eberle said he had it placed there.

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For over 20 years, the Luckey Ecumenical Assistance Fund (LEAF) has worked to assist individuals and families in need within the Eastwood Local School District with necessary resources such as food, electricity, or heat.

LEAF consists of five Luckey churches — Zion United Methodist, Faith United Methodist, Zion Lutheran, Salem Grace United Lutheran, and Emmanuel Free Will Baptist — that call themselves the “Luckey faith community.”

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On January 22, 45 students from Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School participated in March for Life, the annual march at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., that supports the right to life.

This is the fourth year students from Stritch have participated in the march. Sophomores, juniors and seniors who participate in Teens for Life at Stritch were eligible to make the Jan. 21-23 trip to the nation’s capital, and each year the number of students who want to attend the event has increased.

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A committee meeting of Woodville Village Council is planned for Feb. 10 to discuss an application for a federal grant to purchase a S. Perry Street property as part of a hazard mitigation program.

The environmental and community development committee will meet at 7:45 p.m., following council’s regular meeting.

If the grant is received, the village will use the funds to purchase the property and demolish the residence, said Barb Runion, village fiscal officer.

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The Northwood Fire Department will be hosting the 140th Northwest Ohio Volunteer Fire Association (NOVFA) convention June 20-21.

According to Fire Chief Joel Whitmore, the convention is expected to bring in 1,000 firefighters to the city for the two-day event.

“We last hosted this event in 1978,” Whitmore said. “It is nice to bring something good into the community while we celebrate fire service in Ohio. A lot of old friends will be coming to town which should be a breath of fresh air here.”

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