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Ottawa County’s rookie commissioner said she did not stray from an Ohio Democratic Party stand when she voted for a permanent sales tax earlier this year.

That quarter percent sales tax is set to go into effect in the county on July 1 and it doesn’t appear it will be knocked down by sales tax reform proposed by Gov. John Kasich. The proposal would have broadened the base of the state sales tax while cutting back percentages on local sales taxes allowed for three years.

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A main corridor into Port Clinton closes Monday for construction and remains closed until August.

Work on Fremont Road, which begins just after the State Route 53/State Route 2 exchange south of Port Clinton and runs to the city limits, is expected to last about 45 days, according to the county engineer’s office.  

The section of road is under county jurisdiction. County officials last week posted a pending road closure sign.

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From June 10 through September, Wales Road, between Oram and East Broadway roads, will be closed for the Wales Road railroad overpass project.

Closure is due to new pavement tie-ins, where the old Wales Road meets a newly configured Wales Road.

“There were some utility relocations that we’re working on, but the last update I received this morning is that the road will still close on June 10,” Theresa Pollick, Ohio Department of Transportation District 2 public information officer, told The Press on Wednesday.

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Two Ottawa County school systems plan to hold meetings this summer to educate the public about the Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate (ALICE) school emergency response program.

The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District and St. Boniface School will hold the town-hall meetings in August, said Guy Parmigian, superintendent of the B-C-S district.

The program was discussed during the May 28 meeting of the B-C-S school board.

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