The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

        Oregon City Council Monday approved an agreement with the Oregon Economic Development Foundation to enable the organization to acquire additional land for commercial or residential development of a downtown area.  

        The Foundation is the designated entity by the city to do economic development, according to City Administrator Mike Beazley.

        “The Foundation has more flexibility negotiating agreements with potential purchasers who are considering developments,” he said.

        Two Toledo men were charged in federal court after allegedly stealing dozens of guns from Towers Armory in Oregon last November 19.

        Emmanuel Riley, 27, and Sevario Whitaker, 36, were each charged with theft from a federal firearms licensee and possession of a stolen firearm.

        “These defendants are accused of breaking into a store in the middle of the night and stealing dozens of firearms,” U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman said.

    The Lake Township Fire Department in 2018 responded to 1,311 incidents, including 1,072 – or 82 percent - requests for rescue and emergency medical service, according to figures compiled by Bruce Moritz, fire chief, who presented the year’s report Tuesday to the township trustees.

        The 55 fires the department responded to represent slightly more than four percent of the call volume, which has been increasing since 2014.

       New state-of-the-art equipment, purchased with grant funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will enable the Harris-Elmore Fire Department to provide better service to the community and keep firefighters safe, Jeff Berkel, assistant chief, said last week.

        The department held a public display and demonstration Thursday with the new equipment at the fire station on Rice Street in Elmore.

        Applications from persons interested in filling the seat in the state legislature vacated last week by Sen. Randy Gardner will be accepted until Jan. 25 at 4 p.m.

        Gardner has been appointed Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education by Gov. Mike DeWine. Ohio’s 2nd Senate District encompasses Erie, Ottawa and Wood counties and parts of Lucas and Fulton counties.


Universal Income

What do you think of presidential candidate Andrew Yang's proposal for a universal basic income of $1,000 per month for every adult?
32550042 [{"id":"323","title":"It will help millions of people who are increasingly losing their jobs to automation.","votes":"1","pct":8.33,"type":"x","order":"1","resources":[]},{"id":"324","title":"No, if the proposal is paid for by tax payers.","votes":"10","pct":83.33,"type":"x","order":"2","resources":[]},{"id":"325","title":"Yes, if billionaires pay for it, as labor costs disappear due to automation.","votes":"1","pct":8.33,"type":"x","order":"3","resources":[]}] ["#194e84","#3b6b9c","#1f242a","#37414a","#60bb22","#f2babb"] sbar 160 160 /component/communitypolls/vote/118-universal-income No answer selected. Please try again. Thank you for your vote. Answers Votes ...