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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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The Ottawa County Health Department has announced the clinic schedule for the week of Oct.6-10. Unless otherwise noted, all clinics are held at the health department offices, located at 1856 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Appointments may be made by calling 419-734-6800 or toll-free in Ottawa County at 1-800-788-8803.

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Food banks and toy pantries are having a difficult time finding enough donations to meet demand.

Even Governor Ted Strickland made the call asking Ohioans to consider a financial donation, says the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks.

Governor Strickland’s plea came after windstorms from the remnants of Hurricane Ike left an estimated two million customers throughout the state without power, adding to the problems of increasing poverty even more.

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Named for Toledoan Morrison R. Waite, who became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1874, “Waite’s traditions and its graduates have been a source of East Side pride ever since the Collegiate Gothic school opened its doors to students on September 14, 1914,” writes historian Larry Michaels.

Michaels wrote “East Side community cornerstone” for Anniversaries — A Celebration of Waite High School, a supplement to The Press on January 12, 2004 celebrating the school’s 90th birthday.

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The Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association is trying to save 46 million fish caught on intake screens and 2½ billion fish that go through screens from being killed.

Bihn says 2005-06 studies compared to the 1976-77 period show nearly eight times as many larval fish killed over the 1970s reports.  Bihn, who claims to have been working on finding ways to reduce the fish kill for about five years, says this is the first report done since 1977.

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Christmas spending

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