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On July 2, Northwood City council voted 6-1 against renewing contract negotiations with a company that provides the city’s speed van, a mobile vehicle that issues citations to motorists for speeding.

But at a meeting Aug. 27, Police Chief Tom Cairl made a pitch to continue negotiations with Redflex Safety Solutions, of Arizona, to continue providing a van equipped with a camera that targets Northwood streets with a high incidence of speeding.

The contract on the speed van expires in January.

The city also has stationary speed and red light photo enforcement cameras that have been installed at the intersections of Lemoyne and Woodville roads and Oregon and Wales roads since 2005. The city is also negotiating with Redflex to renew its contract on the stationary cameras.

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Elmore Mayor Lowell Krumnow is asking anyone interested in being appointed to the village board of  public affairs to contact the village office at 419-862-3362 before Dec 4.
 
To be considered for the position, applicants must be at least 18 years old, a registered voter, and a resident of Elmore. Some public utility knowledge is preferred but not required. Due to meeting requirements, candidates should have a flexible schedule to perform the duties associated with the board position.
 
Nobody entered the recent election race for a seat on the three-member board.

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With a little more than one week left before the Oregon mayoral primary on Sept. 15, the battle for votes to get on the November ballot is heating up.

Mayoral candidates Marvin Dabish, Councilman Mike Seferian, and Mayor Marge Brown are complaining that their campaign signs are being targeted by opponents’ supporters and being damaged, destroyed, or simply disappearing.

Dabish, a grocer who is making his first bid for public office, said someone is removing his signs throughout the city.

“I had some signs at the Bay Shore Supper club,” he said last week. “Then one day, I went there and saw all my signs missing, and replaced by Marge Brown signs. The Bay Shore Supper Club said they came in that morning and saw that my signs were missing.”

He isn’t accusing any of his opponents of the dirty deed.

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Oregon city council on Monday will consider giving a 2 ½ percent raise to the city’s full-time and part-time non-bargaining employees.
 
The increase would be retroactive to July 1 of this year. Effective in 2010, all non-bargaining employees’ pay ranges would increase by 2 percent.
 
“These are our department heads, our professional, technical and supervisory employees,” said Mayor Marge Brown at a committee of the whole committee last Monday. “This is pretty much in line with all the unions,” she added.

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A group representing lakefront property owners that won a court victory last month is bracing for opponents to appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court.

Members of the Ohio Lakefront Group have scheduled a meeting for Sept. 9 at the Catawba Island Club, 4235 E. Beach Rd., Port Clinton, to discuss the case.

The meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m.

The 11th Ohio District Court of Appeals ruled largely in favor of landowners in a lawsuit to decide where Lake Erie shoreline property becomes privately-owned and where the public access starts.

“We fully expect, and have been advised, that the case will be appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court,” says an invitation to the meeting sent to landowners and public officials. “At this meeting we will inform our members of the ramifications of the current win as well as what might be expected in the appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court.”

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