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Oregon voters will consider a proposed curfew for minors that will be on the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Members of block watch groups promoted the curfew at Safety Committee meetings earlier this year, but city council on March 21 voted 5-2 against the measure.

At the time, city officials announced plans to beef up road patrols in areas where block watch groups have complained about juvenile crime and to post signs that restrict attendance at some parks.

But proponents of the curfew circulated petitions to get it on the ballot so voters could decide.

Oregon City Council on Monday approved the installation of four street lights in the subdivision of Eden Park for plats two and three.

The developer has paid for the installation charges, and the property owners who will benefit from the lights will be assessed for the operating costs. The estimated cost to the property owners is 0.85 per front foot per year.

The lights are 100-watt high-pressure sodium vapor acorn style lights on fiberglass poles with underground service.

“We do require new subdivisions to have street lighting,” said Mayor Mike Seferian.

Voters in Lucas County will decide on seven levy requests next week.

The November 8 ballot will include a 0.7 mill renewal for the 9-1-1 Public Safety communication system, a 0.75 mill property tax renewal for the Toledo Zoo; a 0.17 mill property tax renewal for the Imagination Station; a 1.4 mill property tax renewal and 0.4 mill additional tax for Lucas County Children’s Services; a 2.9 mill property tax renewal for the Toledo-Lucas County Library; the three-quarter percent income tax renewal for the City of Toledo, and a 1.5 mill levy renewal for the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority.

Now that volunteers at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge have tagged more than 100 monarch butterflies, they’re hoping that some of the tags will be recovered next spring in Mexico.

 The volunteers, organized as Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, joined forces with refuge staff to tag 107 of the butterflies and, in turn, learn more about the monarch’s migration to wintering grounds in the south.

 Updates will be provided through emails. Visit to join the list.

Two candidates for a seat on the Wood County Board of Commissioners have roots in governance at the local level and both see a need for the next board to foster better communication with municipalities and townships.

 Walbridge Mayor Ed Kolanko, a Democrat, said his experience as the current president of Wood County Mayor’s Association and serving on several committees of the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments have shown him a need for improved communications between the county seat and local communities to “move the county forward.”

 “I believe commissioners should be representatives of the entire county and be more engaged in local communities to strengthen Wood County as a whole,” he said.




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