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        The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved a 15-year credit for First Solar, Inc., a manufacturer of thin film photovoltaic solar panels, which is constructing a new plant in Lake Township.

        Under the agreement, First Solar will receive a 2.267 percent credit against the company’s commercial activity tax but will be required to maintain operations at the project location for at least 18 years.

        Oregon officials last week expressed concerns about the fire department’s ability to respond to emergency calls in a timely manner.

        “Recently, our city has experienced some increasing problems with our fire department/EMS call response time,” City Councilman Tim Zale said at a council meeting on Monday. Zale is chairman of the city’s Safety Committee.

        Oregon City Council on Monday voted unanimously against “The Sensible Marijuana Ordinance,” which sends the proposal to the November ballot for voters to decide.

        Mayor Mike Seferian said council had two options: To pass the ordinance, which would then become law, or reject it, allowing voters to decide the issue.

        A proposal to develop a walking trail along a portion of Riverbend Park in Elmore has been tabled by village council.

        Council voted Monday to table the proposal which had been discussed earlier by the planning and environment, properties committee.

        Spending cuts adopted earlier this summer by the Benton-Carroll-Salem administration will help pay for the school district’s share of a resource officer, Guy Parmigian, district superintendent, said last week.

        The B-C-S school board and Village of Oak Harbor have been meeting to discuss sharing costs of a new school resource officer who would be hired through the village police department, Parmigian said.




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