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About 300 people attended a ceremony May 30 in Oregon to remember those who fought in the “forgotten war.”

“It was a very beautiful day,” said Jerry Eversman, an organizer of the event. “The weather was just right and those in attendance heard from a true war hero.”

A memorial to honor those who fought in the Korean War was unveiled at the stadium at Clay High School by former Oregon mayor James Haley, a veteran of the war and member of VFW Post 9816, and Ed Placko, commander of the Christ Dunberger American Legion Post and a veteran of the war.

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As the result of an auction last month to provide electricity to FirstEnergy customers at reduced electric rates, residents and small businesses will see lower electric bills beginning this month.

“The rates really came in substantially less than what was expected,” Paul Goldberg, Oregon’s law director, said at Oregon City Council’s committee of the whole meeting last Monday. Goldberg is the city’s representative on the Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition (NOAC), a group of communities that buy power in bulk to reduce costs.

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SLL members looked at a 12-team format
The goal of superintendents of the Eastwood, Genoa, Woodmore, Lake, and Otsego districts is to form an  eight-school league that will include Rossford, says Brent Welker, Eastwood superintendent, in his weekly newsletter.

After Lakota announced its intent to leave the Suburban Lakes League and join the Midland Athletic League in the 2009-10 season, superintendents from Genoa, Otsego, Lake, Woodmore, and Eastwood voted in favor of admitting Rossford to the SLL while those from Elmwood and Gibsonburg voted against.

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The Community-Care-Van is gassed up and ready to go for another year, thanks to a generous donation from United Way of Greater Toledo.

Oregon Mayor Marge Brown said she was "elated" when she opened a letter from United Way on May 26. The letter stated that the organization was donating $30,000 toward the operation of the Community-Care-Van.

"It is such a blessing," Brown said, "because it helps the quality of life for the individuals in this entire area. God works in mysterious ways."

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Randy Hill knew he wanted to get into law enforcement in the late 1980s.  Seven months ago, he was named Genoa’s police chief and in that time has made himself at home. He has met many of the residents, increased officer training, and implemented more efficient departmental policies.

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