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Special financial assistance for conservation practices is available for growers transitioning to organic farming or who are already certified for organic agriculture under new provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced.

Organic farmers may apply for funds through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to receive up to $20,000 annually or $80,000 over six years.

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Public outrage over the planned re-opening of a group home operated by Lutheran Homes Society, Inc. in Lake Township has swayed the non-profit organization to abandon its plans and look for another site in Toledo.

Harry Blackmon, Executive Director of LHS Family and Youth Services, said Thursday the home at 1320 Bradner Road will be repaired and offered for sale.

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The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association and Toledo Lighthouse Society are offering a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of vandals who stole the dock, ramp and lift of the Toledo Lighthouse at some time between April 9 - 11.

The 4’ by 40’ aluminum ramp, which weighed 1,200 lbs., and the 8’ by 28’ dock, installed in October, 2008, allowed public access to the historic lighthouse. They remained in an elevated position throughout the winter.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to purchase property in Northwood’s right-of-way at Wales and Drouillard roads as part of the $22 million Wales Road grade separation project.

The project includes the construction of two overpasses on Wales Road, one over the CSX tracks, the other over the Norfolk Southern tracks. Plans call for Wales Road to be relocated to the south, just west of the municipal building.

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The Oregon City Schools board of education has launched a new Web site which features improved navigation and additional features.

“The initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Nathan Quigg, the district’s  technology director.

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Christmas spending

Are spending more, less or the same amount this year for Christmas?
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