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The mix of transportation infrastructure in Lake Township and the possibility of an accident requiring residents to be notified quickly of an evacuation order was a major factor in his research of emergency phone alert systems, Lake Township Police Chief Mark Hummer said.

Acting on the chief’s recommendation, the township trustees at their last meeting approved a three-year contract with One Call Now GEO, Rossford, O., to provide emergency and public service phone notices for residents and businesses.

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Sheriff Bratton calls bypass surgery a success
Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton has begun a rehabilitation program following triple coronary bypass surgery June 1 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.

In a prepared statement, the sheriff said physicians and support personnel at St. Vincent and St. Charles, where he underwent a preliminary evaluation in the emergency room, “did an excellent job.”

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The Oregon school board approved new school day starting and ending times for next year to make transportation operation more cost-effective.

The district's recent performance audit had identified transportation costs as being inefficient.

The district has been operating under a “two-tiered” bus schedule for many years, according to Superintendent Mike Zalar. “Basically, this means our various school buildings operate under essentially two different start and ending times,” said Zalar. “The high school and middle schools comprise one tier and the elementary schools make up the other tier. By organizing our district geographically and increasing the bus routing to “three-tiers” we can reduce the number of buses needed to transport  all of our students to school. In addition, we will need fewer buses in our fleet.”

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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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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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