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Oregon council on Monday approved a contract with ARCADIS, US Inc., for additional design engineering services for raw water treatment improvements for the water treatment plant for $295,000.

“Our water treatment plant certainly is a priority to ensure the safety of our drinking water and I believe council has felt strongly about this also,” said Mayor Mike Seferian.

He met with Administrator Mike Beazley, Public Service Director Paul Roman, and Doug Wagner, superintendent of water treatment, and decided that using ozone ultraviolet light in the pretreatment process would reduce the chance of having potential problems in the future.

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Tabatha Gerathy got the call she was waiting for.

Gerathy had been looking for her dog, Tikaani, since it wandered from her home on Pickle Road in Oregon on July 26. She distributed fliers about the eight month old husky throughout Oregon and East Toledo with no success.

Her luck changed on Sunday, Aug. 10 after an article and photo about the dog appeared in The Press. Gerathy received an anonymous tip about the location of the white husky with ice blue eyes.

“Someone had recognized the photo in The Press,” said Gerathy. The tipster believed a couple in Northwood had her.

Gerathy’s search began on July 26 after her husband let Tikaani outside and turned his back for a second before he realized she was gone.

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After sending letters to 58 Toledo and area businesses to substantiate the pricing of bottled water during the city’s water crisis, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office said consumers may still contact his office if they suspect they were victims of price gouging.

Consumers should submit as much documentation as possible with their complaints and call 800-282-0515 or visit www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.

While Ohio doesn’t have a statute defining price gouging, the state’s Consumer Sales Practices Act prohibits “unfair, deceptive and unconscionable sales practices.”

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The Ohio Farmers Union is advising its members to brace for a sizeable increase in the taxable value of their land.

Ted Finnarn, a Darke County attorney who represents the OFU on an advisory committee for the Ohio Department of Taxation, said the Current Agricultural Use Valuations will “increase substantially” for tax year 2014, effective for taxes to be paid in 2015.

For property tax purposes, farmland devoted to commercial agriculture may be valued according to its current use rather than its “highest and best” potential use. By permitting values to be set below market values, the CAUV normally results in a lower tax bill for working farmers.

The formula to calculate CAUVs uses a five-year average of crop prices and production costs and factors in soil types and interest rates. The result gives a valuation per acre for different soil types.

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The 150th anniversary remembrance of the Battle of Utoy Creek was held last week just west of Atlanta, Georgia.

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Elliot Wyman

The battle, which was fought August 4-6, resulted in a Confederate victory. A Genoa man was among the estimated 1,850 Union casualties. Elliot Wyman was killed on August 6, 150 years ago.

Wyman is remembered in Genoa as The Grand Army of the Republic Post 39 bears his name. The now vacant building is located at the Genoa Quarry, next to the ice cream store. A local group of the Sons of Union Veterans and others attempted, started in 2004, to renovate the building and open it to the public. This effort called “The Genoa Project” has been on hold the last few years.

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