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New packing requirements in the U.S. will change the way people refer to light bulbs.

For the first time, the label on the front of the package will emphasize the bulb’s brightness as measured in lumens, rather than a measurement of watts. Instead of buying a “72 watt light bulb,” people will now purchase a “1,500 lumens light bulb” or a “2500 lumens light bulb.”

Oregon City Council on Monday approved contracts for sanitary sewer manhole rehabilitation projects that will improve drainage in the city.

Public Service Director Paul Roman said the projects will remove storm water inflow and infiltration.

Chamber guests respond to women’s sports issues

Nearly 100 Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce guests got to enjoy a keynote speech from award winning USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan at a luncheon last week.

Brennan’s column in USA Today makes her the most widely-read female sports columnist in the nation. Brennan, a Toledo native, spoke for nearly 45 minutes and every person at the historic downtown Toledo Club was listening.

Thomas Susor will be taking a seat on Oregon City Council next month.

Susor, who received 4,224 votes, according to unofficial results from the Lucas County Board of Elections, was the top vote getter in the General Election last Tuesday.

Mayor Mark Stoner, who won a fourth term as mayor on Tuesday, said he was a little worried this year whether voters would re-elect him or vote for his challenger, Councilman Dave Gallaher.

After all, Stoner presided over a tough third term, which included deep cuts in personnel and programs as a result of a decrease in the city’s income tax revenue. Also, he and other officials were named in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a resident who had to wait 28 minutes for a rescue squad to help him. He later succumbed in a hospital.

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