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        CHI Living Communities recently signed a purchase agreement with the Little Sister’s of the Poor to become the new owner of the Sacred Heart Home located on South Wynn Road in Oregon.

        The proposed transfer of ownership between the two Catholic organizations is expected to take effect on February 1, 2019, upon the completion of customary closing conditions.  The new name will be The Gardens of St. Francis. 

       Oregon will increase its budget for the fire department next year to fund changes in an effort to improve response times.

        At an Oregon Finance Committee meeting last week, City Administrator Mike Beazley said he has been in talks with the fire department’s association to come up with ways to improve response times to emergency calls.

        “We’re looking to make a significant change in the way we handle fire response,” Beazley said at the committee meeting, held to discuss the 2019 municipal budget for the fire and police departments.

        “This won’t be easy to do. We’re going to have some challenges associated with it,” he added.

        With a hearing set for this week, backers of the proposed Lake Erie Bill of Rights ballot initiative plan to continue pushing to have the measure before voters in a special election in February.

        The Lucas County Board of Elections met Dec. 10 to discuss the initiative and presumably to certify it for the special election. But action was postponed after the board received a challenge to the ballot initiative from a Columbus law firm on behalf of an East Toledo resident.

        The board is scheduled to meet Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. to hear the challenge and supporters of the initiative.

         Members of Woodville Village Council will say goodbye to one of their own Dec. 19 – council’s last meeting of the year.

        Judy Karchner is stepping down at the end of the year to spend more time with her family and travel with her husband.

        The food pantry operated by the Lake Township Firebelles may be temporarily without a home but that isn’t stopping pantry organizers from serving the community.

        Elsa Caudill said the pantry is continuing to distribute food to the needy and the Feed Our Neighbor Christmas basket program – in its 39th year – will be distributing baskets as planned, thanks to the usual small army of volunteers.

 

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