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Increasing costs for maintenance on a garage and equipment as well as fuel, utilities and personnel have swayed the Harris Township trustees to seek additional millage for the Harrington and Union cemeteries.

Voters next week will be asked to renew a 0.7-mill, 5-year levy and an additional 0.6-mill levy for maintaining the cemeteries.

Originally passed in 1995, the renewal issue generates about $28,500 annually.

A change in state law covering a “roll back” in property taxes is one reason for the request for renewing the existing millage and asking for an additional 0.6-mill, according to the trustees.

A public forum to discuss the financial situation of the Woodmore Local School District has scheduled by the board of education for Oct. 25 at 5 p.m.

The forum will be held in the cafetorium of the PreK-8 Building, 800 Main St., Woodville.

The results of an audit of the district’s books by accounting firm, Julian & Grube, are among the items for discussion,

Of seven candidates running for Toledo’s mayor, three have served as mayor before, one is the spouse of someone who served and passed away, two ran for mayor at least once before, and the seventh is a city council member.

That means all have addressed or dealt with Marina District issues before, but all seven still believe that the 127-acre riverfront property along the east side of the Maumee will be developed someday.

The question is, will one of these, when elected, be able to see vertical development?

A lease agreement between the BP-Husky Refinery in Oregon and New Harvest Christian Church will enable the church to become more community oriented, says the Rev. Sharon McQueary, interim senior pastor at the church, but the agreement has also spawned unfounded rumors the church is closing.

The refinery and church council recently signed a four-year agreement this month for BP to lease a wing of the building for office space.

Located at 3540 Seaman Road, the church building, which covers about 33,000 square feet, had become a financial burden for the congregation that has seen its numbers drop to 80-100 members over the years.

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a 9,000-mile bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

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