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State Senator Edna Brown, D-Toledo, last week repeated her call for an alternative to the death penalty following the execution of Ronald Phillips, who was convicted for the 1993 rape and murder of his girl friend’s 3-year-old daughter.
 While appalled by the Phillips’ crimes, Sen. Brown said people should be held accountable for their actions “in an appropriate manner.”

 Business owners and residents in Ottawa County who’ve been having problems obtaining required permits or inspections are being invited to a meeting Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. in the county emergency operations center, 315 Madison St., Port Clinton.
 Larry Durivage, a member of the county’s building standards appeals board, said he is organizing the meeting to offer contractors, installers of septic and sewage systems, restaurant and campground operators and other business owners the opportunity to voice their concerns to county officials.

 A loan for the Village of Lindsey to improve its wastewater treatment plant has been approved by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
 The $30,360, 5-year loan will cover the cost of designing improvements of the treatment plant’s aeration system, with the goal of improving water quality in Muddy Creek.
 Funding will come from the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund, which provides below-market interest rate loans for improving sewer systems.

Ottawa County Senior Resources received a $2,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to support its client pet support program. 

Funding will be used to provide food, supplies and care for area clients with pets – all of which can be financially and physically burdensome.

“We have found that our senior clients who have pets and are receiving home-delivered meals are much happier, more content and healthier when they know their pet is safe, happy and fed,” said Dianne Martin Mortensen, Director for Senior Resources. 

Out-of-towners donate bench to Genoa park, site of many reunions

From the first sun-kissed days of spring, through the waning warm days of autumn, Genoa-area families can be found getting some fresh air and exercise at Genoa Veterans’ Memorial Park.

The park, described on the village’s website as “the most prominent jewel in Genoa’s crown of entertainment resources” is also popular spot for larger gatherings. “July and August are the busiest months because of class and family reunions, so plan ahead,” the website cautions to those considering reserving a shelter house at the park for a planned event.

Like they have been doing for decades, the Drake family put in their reservation early for a pavilion for their family reunion. On Saturday, July 29, about 30 members of the family will come together to catch up, share some food and have a little fun.

 
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