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COLUMBUS — In addition to school staff being required to wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tuesday said the state will be requiring students in kindergarten through 12th grade to wear them as well, although there will be some exceptions.

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LIBERTY CENTER — Village council Tuesday approved moving forward with an application to the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) program.

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With the completion of the Park Street improvement project, Napoleon council Monday approved a couple changes to parking and traffic flow on the road.

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LIBERTY CENTER — The Liberty Center Local Schools district’s restroom and concession stand project for the football stadium is nearing completion.

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MALINTA — Village council Monday received information on potential grant opportunities that could benefit local projects in the future.

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LIBERTY CENTER – Black Swamp Conservancy is inviting the public to come out for a drive-in screening of films highlighting local and national conservation efforts Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the Field of Dreams Drive-In Theater.

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Work on the new Maumee River Bridge is temporarily suspended as crews are waiting for bridge beams to arrive.

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The 4th annual Suicide Awareness Bike Ride held in July and organized by Julie Deeds, her family and friends in memory of her husband, Dennis, who completed suicide in October 2012, raised $10,200.

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Below is a list of meetings planned for this week. Location or access information is included if it was available as of Friday afternoon:

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The American Red Cross blood drive scheduled for Aug. 5 has been canceled due to staffing issues.

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COLUMBUS - Henry County is one of the 13 counties in the state which is the third level (red) in the public health advisory system, as the county nears 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Holgate, Liberty Center and Patrick Henry schools released their restart plans for the 2020-21 school year, and all districts are planning to have students on campus five days per week.

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LIBERTY CENTER — The Liberty Center Local Schools Board of Education Monday approved a number of personnel items.

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HAMLER — Work continues on the renovation project at Patrick Henry High School.

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FLATROCK TOWNSHIP — The Henry County Sheriff’s Office reported it is still investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on County Road H Tuesday evening.

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LIBERTY CENTER — The Liberty Center Local Schools Board of Education approved a number of personnel recommendations Monday.

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Henry County is nearing 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as cases continue to be linked to a recent outbreak, as well as community spread of the virus.

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LIBERTY CENTER — The Liberty Center Local Schools Board of Education Monday approved multiple financial matters ahead of the 2020-21 school year.

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LIBERTY CENTER — The Liberty Center Local Schools Board of Education Monday learned a local restart plan for the district may possibly be available Friday.

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The following is an Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) update on a project which is constructing a new bridge over the Maumee River near Napoleon. The $10.3 million project began in February and will be completed in June 2022. Vernon Nagel Inc., Napoleon, is the general contractor.

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Below is a list of meetings planned for this week. Location or access information is included if it was available as of Friday afternoon:

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There are 41 businesses in the county who are being considered for grants to help with their COVID-19 response through the Small Business Relief Program set up through the county utilizing CARES Act funds.

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LIBERTY CENTER — Village council Tuesday discussed more possibilities for which municipal Congressional Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds could be used.

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Napoleon City Council Monday directed its law director to draft legislation to continue participation in the employee wellness program for 2020 and 2021.

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Staff at the Henry County Community Improvement Corp. have been handing out personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to small businesses.

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The following is a list of meetings scheduled this week for the City of Napoleon. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at the city building.

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Work is complete on the Clairmont Avenue project between Briarheath Drive and Westmoreland Avenue, and the road is now open. The Napoleon Junior/Senior High School north parking lot can now be used by staff.