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On June 8, Woodmore High School graduate Madelyn Hille, 23, began her canoe trip down the entire 2,500 miles of the Mississippi River.

She is joined by a partner, Adam Hoffmeister, 25. Together, they are canoeing the headwaters at Itasca State Park in Minnesota until they reach the Gulf of Mexico in New Orleans. Hille and Hoffmeister have been together for three years. They both share a love for adventure and traveling.

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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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Imagine going to the grocery store and seeing “Honeyka” brand honey next to Tony Packo’s pickle relish.

If that day arrived, it would be two food brands with roots in Birmingham, East Toledo’s historic Hungarian neighborhood.

That is the dream of the Birmingham Development Corporation, creating a cottage industry that is bottling and selling honey it manufactures and processes out the 100-year-old Magyar Garden on York Street.

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