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 Several village businesses are participating in a fundraiser June 29 to support the efforts of the Walbridge Centennial Committee.
 From 4-8 p.m. Susie’s Skillet will donate 10 percent of the restaurant’s sales to the committee.
 Registration for a “pub crawl” will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Walbridge Nite Club. There is a $5 fee to register.
 Graffitti shirts will be available for purchase at the club and there will be games and raffles there as well as at the next stops on the crawl: Three Cheers, from 9:30-11 p.m, and Nick and Nancy’s Tap Room, from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
 Proceeds will be used to pay for July 4 festivities at Loop Park.

About 1,400 boaters, including 573 at Meinke Marina and 419 at Anchor Pointe Marina, are again able to navigate Cooley Canal to reach Lake Erie waters, thanks to the completion of a $300,000 dredging project.

That includes hundreds more that annually use Lucas County’s public dock on Cooley Canal, located in Jerusalem Township. 

The problem began last summer when boats were getting stuck on sandbars and had to be towed. The reason — lake levels have dropped, says Paul Ashburn, board member and officer for Anchor Pointe.

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A Lake Township trustee is repeating his request for an opinion from the Wood County Prosecutor’s office on what zoning resolutions a township can enforce to regulate shooting ranges – but with a slight change.

In a previous letter, Richard Welling asked the prosecutor’s office if there are zoning regulations a township can enforce regarding the discharge of firearms.

The office of Paul Dobson confirmed it had received the letter and said an opinion would be provided in about eight weeks.

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After over 100 hours of surveying, Clay High School environmental science and biology teacher Dennis Slotnick says no evidence exists that the school’s wind turbine poses a threat to wildlife.

Slotnick said Ohio Department of Natural Resource protocols were used for the bird kill searches at the two Eisenhower turbines and the Clay turbine.

So far, only one red bat was found under the turbine last November. Slotnick says an independent searcher from the University of Toledo along with Clay students have found zero bird kills.

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Representatives of The Home Depot have indicated they plan to attend this week’s meeting of the Troy Township trustees and offer more details about a planned distribution center the company is considering, Matthew Brinker, a trustee said.

The trustees will hold their regular meeting June 26 at 7 p.m. at the fire hall on Krotzer Avenue in the Village of Luckey.

In May, the township zoning commission approved site plans submitted by the company for about 150 acres located south of U.S. 20.

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