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A Clay Township man last week renewed his call for township officials to address what he calls an on-going zoning violation on property near his State Route 51 residence.

Jeff Bodi, 23639 W. State Route 51, told the township board of trustees Monday that items such as trailers and snowmobiles at the property are still being stored outside, which is a violation of the township’s zoning resolution.

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With worsening economic conditions, consumers should think twice about purchasing gift cards from retailers and cards issued by banks and credit unions, advise the editors of Consumer Reports Money Adviser.

Gift cards may seem like the perfect holiday present, unless you’re left holding cards from Sharper Image, Bombay Company, Levitz, company-owned Bennigan’s restaurants and other failed or financially ailing businesses.

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One of the busier pieces of equipment at the Harris-Elmore Public Library in the coming year will probably be the computer scanner.

After receiving a grant of $1,900 from the Ottawa County Community Foundation and dipping into its own memorial fund donations, the library has begun putting materials in the Local History Room into digital format, which will make them available to the public on the library’s website.

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The Oregon-Northwood Rotary Club is known locally for its charitable contributions.

The Rotary has sponsored a "Breakfast with Santa" at Clay High School for the past 7-8 years and has donated funds to the Challenger Learning Center for the past several years. The Rotary has also donated funds to Polio Plus for many years.

Last year the Oregon-Northwood Rotary Club, which was sponsored in 1987, distributed dictionaries to third grade students in the Oregon and Northwood school districts. Each of the approximately 300 dictionaries was inscribed with each student's name.

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December 23 will be Julie Muffler's last day as the director of the Challenger Center of Lucas County.
Muffler, 57, has been the director since the Challenger Center opened in 2003.

Prior to this position she spent three years as manager of the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, Calif.

Her next position will be as the deputy director with NASA's education specialist program at Penn State University in State College, Pa.

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Ebola outbreak

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