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 Tim Rettig, the new superintendent of the Woodmore School District, has 21 years of experience in education, including a stint as a teacher and coach at Bryan City Schools; technology director and assistant high school principal at North Central Schools and, for the past five years, principal at the junior high and high school at North Central.

 The Woodmore  school board on June 30 approved a three-year contract with Rettig with an annual  starting salary of $110,000. The contract goes into effect Aug. 1.

 The Genoa school board intends to seek voter approval in November of a 0.5-mill levy to be used to fund computers and related technology.  

However, due to a planned roll-back of existing millage that is financing bonds issued to construct two school buildings, property owners will not see an increase in their tax bills if the November levy passes, Bill Nye, district treasurer, said.

 The board last week approved a resolution of necessity – the first step in placing a levy on the ballot – after hearing a presentation by Larry Hartlaub, Ottawa County auditor.

 Lake Township police chief Mark Hummer last week said there is a need for a public forum to discuss the issue of jurisdiction on interstate roadways.  He said he plans to invite state legislators, including representatives Steve Arndt and Theresa Gavarone and senator Randy Gardner, as well as Wood County sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn and staff from the Wood County prosecutor’s office to share opinions on House Bill 255.

 The sponsor of a bill that would increase the number of township police departments allowed to make arrests on interstate highways in Ohio is emphasizing the importance of the state’s battle to stem the heroin problem in his efforts to have the bill become law.

 State Rep. Steve Hambley, R- Brunswick, offered sponsor testimony recently before the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee, on House Bill 255 – his third attempt to update statutes covering which police departments can make arrests on interstates.

Nick Haupricht, chairman of Remembrance, Inc., is looking to take the next step at a military memorial honoring Lucas County Medal of Honor recipients on a pathway south of Cullen Park off North Summit Street.


There are at least seven stone memorials at the site, each bearing a plaque with Medal of Honor recipients’ names from a war in America’s history. Remembrance, Inc. had to raise nearly $100,000 for each stone to be erected.

Haupricht, a Vietnam veteran and chairman of Rememberance Inc., has been advocating for veteran’s rights for years, most recently pushing for changes in state law and hosting dinners for Medal of Honor recipients.

Included among the Medal of Honor recipients is Private Wilson Brown, who was with the 21st Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. He was one of the Andrews Raiders — 24 Union fighters who stole a Confederate train. Brown is interred at New Belleville Ridge Cemetery in Dowling, south of Perrysburg.

 
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