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TMACOG hosting reception in Ottawa County
The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) is inviting business and community leaders in the county to a reception May 25 from 5-7 p.m., at the Camp Perry Lodging and Conference Center on State Route 2 in Port Clinton.

Lieutenant Colonel Barbara Herrington-Clemens will discuss Camp Perry's history and its military role in the 21st Century. She is the Joint Training Center garrison commander and is responsible for the full-time operations of the post and its garrison staff.

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As World War II veterans are dying, veteran’s organizations are trying to rebuild their membership.

VFW Lakeshore Memorial Post 9816 in Oregon’s Bayshore neighborhood is no exception. The post is going through significant renovation and recognizing its members with a Wall of Honor.

“With the advent of Osama Bin Laden being eliminated, the timing of our Wall of Honor is so meaningful this Memorial Day weekend,” wrote Tom Fuller, VFW canteen manager, in an e-mail to The Press.

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Oregon City Council will hold a public hearing this month to consider a request for a Special Use Exception (SUE) in a non-agricultural area at 6338 Brown Road for the purpose of housing livestock.

The applicants and property owners, Mohamad Tawil and his wife Nabil, are requesting the SUE in an R-1 Low Density Residential District.

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A resolution opposing the sale or lease of the Ohio Turnpike has been approved by the Lake Township trustees.

The trustees approved the resolution Tuesday after receiving a letter from Wood County Commissioner Tim Brown, who last month announced his opposition to a sale or lease of the 241-mile toll road.

Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget bill includes a provision that could authorize the Ohio Department of Transportation to enter into a lease agreement for the road.

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Oregon City Council on Monday will consider a resolution to amend the zoning code pertaining to flood plain regulations.

“This is an issue that the city’s dealt with a number of times over the years when the Army Corps of Engineers makes changes,” City Administrator Mike Beazley said at a committee of the whole meeting last Monday. “The choice is to either allow our residents to take advantage of the federal flood insurance or not. There is a component to this in that council can choose whether or not, as most cities do, to require an additional foot or two of flexibility.”

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