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Genoa school officials are working to convince voters of the need for a 4.99-mill emergency levy for operating expenses on the May 6 ballot.

The new levy is expected to generate about $800,000 a year. For the owner of a home valued at $100,000 that’s about another $175 annually to help cover the costs of salaries and benefits, daily expenses, classroom materials and transportation.

It’s been nearly a decade since Genoa schools have asked for an operating levy, Superintendent Dennis Mock said.

A group of Genoa parents is stepping up a year-end recognition program in hopes of shining a brighter light on academic prowess.

A partnership between the Genoa Academic Committee and University of Toledo officials lands the top 20 students from freshmen to senior classes at a recognition dinner at the university the evening of May 20.

State environmental officials, swayed by Oak Harbor’s plea for help, agreed to temporary regulation changes to relieve sewer system flooding while a long-term solution is sought.

“They have given us the OK for everything we wanted plus some,” Mayor Bill Eberle told village council at its regular meeting Monday. “I was very pleased with Jones & Henry.”

A lawyer for Planet Aid, a non-profit group that collects clothing and shoes in recycling drop boxes across the country, has asked the City of Northwood to reconsider the removal of the boxes or it could face litigation.

The city last year mailed letters to the owners of the collection boxes, as well as to the owners of properties where the boxes are located, to inform them they are in violation of the zoning code. The bins, described by Northwood as “accessory structures,” are not permitted by the Central Business District Zoning Code.

Though The Oregon Community Theatre has always put on quality shows, the group has often had difficulty getting the word out to people who might be interested in seeing live Theatre close to home. But after numbers were tallied at a meeting last week, it seems like that’s starting to change.

“This (past) season, we had record setting attendance,” said Reed Steel, president of the Oregon Community Theatre.

Steele attributed the increase in attendance to many factors, one of which would be some new approaches to promotion.

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