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        Louis S. Kovacs beat three contenders on Tuesday to become the new municipal court judge in Oregon.

        He replaces Oregon Municipal Court Judge Jeffrey B. Keller, who is retiring.

        Friction continues between the chairman of the Ottawa County Board of Building Standards and the administration of the county’s health department and some members of its board.

        In a recent letter to township trustees throughout the county, Larry Durivage, who chairs the building standards board, urges them to take a more pro-active role in the appointment process of health board members.

        Lake Township officials plan to have a township-staffed paramedic emergency medical service department operating in the first quarter of 2018, ending a contract for service personnel with LifeStar.

        Voters in the township on Nov. 7 overwhelmingly approved a 1-mill property tax levy that will generate about $230,204 annually for the 24/7 service. A 0.8-mill levy already on the tax duplicate also helps fund the service.

        Mark Hummer, township administrator, said meetings with LifeStar executives are being scheduled for next week to prepare an exit strategy for the township.

Of seven challengers running for Toledo City Council on Nov. 7, two with connections to our side of town made the grade.

Gary Johnson, an East Toledo businessman and Nick Komives, who was raised in Genoa, were elected as council members at large.

       Dave Dorner, who was hired as executive director of the Oregon Economic Development Foundation (OEDF) on May 29, has resigned.

        Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley said Dorner left to take a job at the University of Toledo.

        “He got a great opportunity,” said Beazley. Dorner will work on a business incubator that will help improve the local economy, he added.

        “He’s very good at that. He wasn’t seeking the job. He had conversations with them before he even came to Oregon. They reached out to him. We’re excited for him,” said Beazley.

 

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