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A public hearing will be held in Oregon council chambers at 8 p.m. on Dec. 12 for a Special Use Exception (SUE) permit so that the Kroger store at 1920 Woodville Rd. could be converted to a welcome center and warehouse for the Toledo Refining Company.

The property is currently zoned C-2 General Commercial District.

The Oregon Planning Commission, which held a special meeting on Nov. 8, recommended approval of the SUE by a vote of 5-0.

A former president of the Oregon School Board said the district is preparing to use revenue from a 3.95 mill levy passed last year to give teachers raises.

P.J. Kapfhammer, who served on the school board for three years, said at a recent board meeting that there simply is not enough money in the general fund to give teachers a raise unless revenue from the levy is used. The district’s five year forecast shows that the budget will be in the red in three years.

Oregon’s 2017 budget will be a bit leaner than in previous years due to the completion of major roadway improvements.

The city is currently undergoing discussions on next year’s budget, which is expected to be completed by December 1, according to City Administrator Mike Beazley.

Oregon has been spending about $2 million annually on road repairs in the last few years, with fewer upgrades needed next year.

Oregon voters on Tuesday passed a curfew for minors by a vote of 62,388 to 37,721, according to unofficial results from the Lucas County Board of Elections.

The curfew restricts youths younger than 18-years-old from being out between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.

“I think, generally, everyone thought the curfew would pass,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley. “Nobody campaigned against it.”

Northwood has applied for a low interest state loan to clean up asbestos in two buildings remaining at the site of the former Woodville Mall.

The buildings that used to house the Andersons and Elder-Beerman remain on the property where the main mall structure was razed in 2014 due to structural issues. Before the buildings can be torn down, the city is required to remove the asbestos.

“We’re going to clean it up,” said Administrator Bob Anderson.




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