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Oregon is looking into providing geothermal power to local government, school, business and residential buildings as an alternative source of energy.
“We’re continuing to meet with the Port Authority to explore ways we can help create value for Oregon residents and businesses,” said Administrator Mike Beazley. “We’re looking at the Port Authority’s analysis. It’s especially applicable in those places where they’re not really served by natural gas. We started looking at parts of Oregon, really the northwest portions and some to the south and east that really don’t have natural gas options available. They’re served by propane or heating oil. So we’re looking at alternatives, and maybe even lower energy costs for residents and businesses.”
Northwood Councilman Dave Gallaher, chairman of the Economic Development Committee, wants to loosen the new standards of the Central Business District to attract more businesses.
Some of the regulations, he said, are too expensive and hinder new business development.
Only a handful of schools recognize high school equestrian teams as club activities, but the Lake team is making a mark anyways.
Last year, an eight-member Lake equestrian team won an Ohio Interscholastic Horsemanship Association Division 2 state championship at Vail Meadows in Oregon. Coach Connie Workman’s team took first place by scoring 98 points to outdistance Anthony Wayne (89 points) and Tinora.
It was when aspiring small business owners Rod and Donna McHaffie were seriously praying on opening a religious bookstore in Genoa this past summer that a symbolic miracle occurred.
It was in the guise of another Genoa businessman opening up his heart.
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