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        A life-long resident of Pemberville, Bob Bruning has impacted many local residents during his lifetime.             It was his own family who impacted him.

        Bob grew up with his brothers Dale and Ronald on the Bruning homestead on Alexander Road that has been in the family since 1861.

        Oregon City Council approved the purchase of a splash pad and a fitness court to be used by the recreation department for public use in the Coontz Recreation Complex on Seaman Road.

        Council agreed to issue a purchase order for $122,724.28 to GameTime, of Harrison Ohio, for a sprayground custom baseball/softball arch splash pad at the baseball diamonds in the back of the recreation center.

        The splash pad will facilitate a more family-friendly atmosphere by using the recreation grounds as a recreational facility versus using it only as a sports facility, according to Tim Borton, the recreation commissioner.

        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.

 

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