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Gibsonburg Mayor Steve Fought plans to continue to press for a change in a policy that limits where plots can be purchased in a relatively new section of West Union Cemetery.

Mayor Fought said last week he plans to attend the next meeting of the cemetery board to discuss the policy and other issues, including maintenance of the cemetery on W. Madison Street.

After hearing from residents and a family who wanted to bury a relative near other family members but was barred from doing so, the mayor said it’s time to revisit the policy.

Merril Hoge has endured his share of hardships.

In 1994, Hoge, then a running back for the Chicago Bears, suffered his second concussion in as many months and was forced to retire. Following the second concussion, Hoge laid on a training table in the Bears' locker room and nearly died, going into cardiac arrest and flat-lining before being resuscitated. He spent the next two days in the intensive care unit before returning home, and to this day still suffers from the effects of those concussions, sometimes experiencing headaches, pain from bright lights and concentration issues.

Oregon City Council on Monday approved unanimously a resolution supporting House Bill 579, which will provide local governments with funding for critical road maintenance and repairs.

State Representative Mike Sheehy, a former Oregon councilman whose House District includes Oregon, asked council for its support of the pending legislation that would provide state funds for road maintenance and repairs.

“As you all are aware, the Local Government Fund has been cut back substantially year after year,” Sheehy, a co-signer of HB 579, said to council.

Northwood is the most recent city in The Press area that plans to show a free outdoor movie as part of an effort to offer non-sports activities to residents.

On August 20, the city will show the animated comedy “Norm of the North,” at approximately 8:45 p.m. in Central Park, located next to the municipal complex and fire station off Wales and Oram roads.

“Central Park is a great place to show a movie,” said City Administrator Bob Anderson. “There’s a tennis court in the middle where we can stage it.”

A new grant program, funded by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, is available for a limited time to Lucas County residents who need to replace a failed home sewage treatment system, which can spread bacteria and nutrients into rivers and lakes.

On Jan. 1, 2015, the state passed a law with new sewage treatment regulations, Jerry Bingham, supervisor of environmental health at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, said to Oregon Council earlier this month. “Within those laws, we had to develop an operation and maintenance program. An operation and maintenance program basically helps people maintain their septic systems so they can last for many years.”

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