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Fort to Port: U.S. 24 Lanes Open

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Spectators take turns posing with a ceremonial ribbon during a ceremony in Monclova Township near Waterville to open Ohio's final portion of the new alignment of U.S. 24.

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Sue Westendorf, the retired director of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Fort to Port Improvement Organization, shows off "Support Fort to Port" buttons made during the early 1990s.

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Runners and walkers participate in The Fort to Port Run/Bike/Walk on the newly configured U.S. 24 highway in Waterville.

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Bill Ivoska of Perrysburg, participates in The Fort to Port Run/Bike/Walk.

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Bikers and runners were the first travelers allowed on the new highway.

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Hundreds of people turned out for the public's only planned opportunity to walk, run, or bike on the new highway before its opening to motor traffic.

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Anthony Wayne High School majorettes Lindsey Alleman, front, Katie Music, back left, and Sara Dick, right, perform with the Anthony Wayne High School Marching Generals during a ribbon cutting ceremony for U.S. 24.

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