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The Ottawa County sheriff is updating policing contracts his department has with Allen and Portage townships.

Sheriff Steve Levorchick recently had a meeting with Portage Township trustees and has been in talks with the Allen Township trustees, he said. His plan, he said, is to review the contracts held under his new leadership and make any changes necessary. That review will include examining hours, compensation rates and other issues.

Jail garden lauded by state auditor

Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost has recognized Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer’s efforts to save tax dollars, presenting the sheriff with the first-ever Auditor of State Taxpayer Hero Award.

The sheriff implemented a garden program for inmates at the county jail, which saves the county thousands of dollars in food costs.

The Oregon City Schools district, in an effort to save money and improve communication, has recently implemented Power Announcement, an automated communication tool which allows parents to choose how they want to be contacted for various types of district communications. 

Parents can choose to be contacted via text message, e-mail and/or phone (cell or home) for emergency notifications, student bulletins, attendance notifications, school cancellation messages, and general messages.  Power Announcement is tied directly to the PowerSchool parent portal, which can be accessed via the district’s website at

Oregon City Council recently approved a request to allow two men over the age of 35 to take a civil service test in hopes of getting hired in the police department

Council in July considered passing an ordinance that would set the maximum age requirement to 35 for those who want to join the police department, but would grant waivers under certain conditions.

Under the Ohio Revised Code, unless provided by ordinance, the maximum age for a new officer is 35.

A man allegedly responsible for a rash of break-ins, burglaries and vehicle thefts in the northwest part of Oregon was arrested last month at a home in East Toledo.

Jeromy James Butts, 111 S. Summit, Toledo, was bound over to the Lucas County grand jury for allegedly receiving stolen property and forgery, according to the Oregon Municipal Court log.

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