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A Jerusalem Township trustee said he expects the board of trustees to make a decision this week on whether or not the township fire chief should retain his job.

Joe Kiss said a special meeting has been scheduled for March 19 at 2 p.m. to consider charges against Fire Chief Harold Stanton, who’s been on suspension since March 5 for allegedly permitting a non-member of the fire department to participate in emergency calls.

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State of Wood County address set for Tuesday
The public is invited to attend the State of the County Address presented by Wood County Commissioners James Carter, Doris Herringshaw and Joel Kuhlman March 19 at 8 a.m. in the courthouse atrium.

The annual address provides an opportunity for the public to hear the commissioners’ perspectives on events that occurred in the county in 2012, as well as their projections for 2013.

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Lana Pollack, who chairs the U.S. section of the International Joint Commission, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lake Erie Waterkeeper Conference March 21 at Lourdes University, Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.

Pollack was appointed to chair the U.S. section by President Barack Obama in June 2010.

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Close your eyes, and in your mind’s eye picture what you think a typical bird watcher looks like.

Paul Riss used to see the same vision.

“People always think bird watchers are little old ladies,” said Riss, a 42-year-old Canadian. “I thought I would try to change that (stereotype) by making a documentary, called ‘Punk Rock Big Year.’ People say I don’t look like a bird watcher.”

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East Toledo Family Center community builder Jodi Gross is heading a program geared toward bringing the neighborhoods together to advocate “one voice” for East Toledo.

Two meetings last week, one for safety and another for housing, demonstrated that the program was gaining momentum. In both cases, every chair in the meeting room had someone sitting in it.

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$15 Hourly wage

The "Fight for $15" campaign proposes a $15/hour wage for fast food workers. Do you agree?
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