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A divided Ohio Supreme Court Thursday dismissed an appeal from an Oregon man who claimed the stress he incurred during the Iraq War was a factor when he engaged in a shootout three years ago with city police.

Jeffery Belew was appealing a 27-year sentence imposed by the Lucas County Common Pleas Court, arguing his post-traumatic stress disorder wasn’t given appropriate consideration as a mitigating factor in his behavior.

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Oregon on Monday will award bids for the South Recreation Complex stormwater improvement project.

Ropper Construction, of Willard, Ohio, and Landscape Design by Moritz, of Oregon, had the lowest and best bids for the project, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman at a committee of the whole meeting last Monday.

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One task facing Sam Rose, the mayor of Rocky Ridge, isn’t something the mayor says he isn’t looking forward to, but the search for a new fire chief for the Ottawa County village has begun.

The village is accepting applications for the position long held by Raymond Brown, who is stepping down.

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State Rep. Connie Pillich, from the Cincinnati area, swung by the American Legion – Christ Dunberger Post No. 537 on Thursday to discuss veterans’ issues.

Pillich, who is a candidate for Ohio treasurer, has introduced legislation to improve the lives of veterans. She spent eight years in the Air Force, first as a lieutenant, then a captain.

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When Ed Ellis became Oregon’s fire chief in 2010, he had some work to do to improve the department’s morale.

Many firefighters had fought against his predecessor, Bill Wilkins, when former Mayor Marge Brown appointed him to the chief’s position in November 2006.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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