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        Oregon city council on Monday authorized a ground lease/purchase agreement for the former Kmart property located at 2830 Navarre Ave. for a 120 day due diligence period.

        The city wants the property as part of its downtown development project. 

        “This is the next step in a due diligence process for the city to determine whether it wants to enter into a 10 year lease with an option at the end of the 10 years to buy the property for $3.7 million, with lease payments of approximately $300,000 per year during that 10 year period,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley.

        Warmer weather may still be months away, but Humane Ohio wants cat owners to “Beat the Heat” by spaying their female cats to prevent unwanted litters from being born this spring.

Animal shelters commonly refer to spring time as “kitten season” because that is when they receive the largest numbers of unwanted litters that are difficult to adopt.

        To help reduce the number of homeless cats born this spring, Humane Ohio is offering a special “Beat the Heat” promotion, funded by a grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America. During February and March, the nonprofit organization will spay owned female cats for a special rate of only $20. Cat owners who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Beat the Heat” promotion when they schedule their appointment and availability is limited.

        A party celebrating the release of a local history book written by Lou Hebert, of Genoa, is scheduled for Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Gathering Volumes Bookstore, 196 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg.

        Though titled, Hidden History of Toledo, Hebert’s book offers a look at events and people – and a horse and dogs – from Northwest Ohio who have largely faded from memory but in their time made headlines or entered into the folk lore of their communities.

        The conviction of a man for trafficking and possession of marijuana after being stopped by Walbridge police on I-280 has been upheld by the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals.

        Scott Donaldson, of Whitehouse, had appealed a decision by the Wood County Common Pleas Court to deny his motion to suppress evidence.

        Property tax collections that help fund the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District are down by about $2.13 million – or about 37 percent, according to B-C-S treasurer Cajon Keeton, who updated the school board on the district’s financial condition before a board vote to place two renewal levies and an earned income tax on the May ballot.



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