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The Oregon Vietnam Memorial Group, which has been planning a monument to honor the men and women who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War, has announced that plans for the dedication ceremony have been finalized.

On Saturday, Oct. 18 at noon in Clay High School’s Memorial Stadium, the monument will be formally dedicated in memory of the veterans from Oregon, Harbor View and Jerusalem Township. U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur is scheduled to deliver the keynote address.

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For voters in the Woodmore Local School District, what isn’t on the ballot in November will also have an effect on their finances.

A 1-mill permanent improvement levy that expires at the end of this year will be replaced by a 3.5-mill, 5-year levy if voters approve the new issue on the Nov. 4 ballot.

The district, however, won’t be collecting on a 2.6-mill bond issue that also expires at the end of 2008.

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Some residents in Northwood could see their water and sewer rates go up if Northwood becomes a member of the Northwest Sewer and Water District.

Most residents who will be affected live in the older Homecraft Edition on the west end of Northwood. Toledo currently provides Homecraft with water and sewer services.

Northwood, which held a public forum on the matter, will hold another forum later this month.

“Basically, the lines out there are very old,” said Mayor Mark Stoner last week.

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A 50-year-old Golden Raintree, at Fleitz and Flo streets in Oregon, is a co-state champion big tree runner-up.

The tree, on the property of Richard and Connie Shiple, of Fleitz Street, tied with a Golden Raintree in Dayton as runner-up. The current champion is located in Cincinnati.

The Ohio Department of Forestry, which runs the Ohio Big Tree Program, measured the Shiple’s tree last week.

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Ex-Police Chief Tom Gulch, who officially retired May 31, is suing the City of Oregon for allegedly failing to pay him thousands of dollars in accrued sick leave.

Gulch, who was chief for about 10 years, agreed to step down in December, 2007, following a strained relationship with Mayor Marge Brown. The city placed Gulch on administrative leave, with full pay and benefits, until he officially retired in May.

The lawsuit states that the city did not pay Gulch half of his accrued sick leave benefit, which is paid to all city officials who retire.

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