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        Tony Everhardt, of Lake Township, couldn’t believe what he was seeing running across his front yard on Sunday, April 15.

        Everhardt, a ham radio operator, said he just happened to glance at some movement on a security monitor in his home on Emch Road and saw what he initially thought was a cat. But upon closer examination, he realized it was river otter.

        “I was talking on my radio. I looked at the monitor and saw it running,” said Everhardt. “My first thought was that it was probably a cat because we have some cats running around here. Then I looked a little closer, and thought, `Wow. That’s no cat.’ You could tell by the pointed tail.”

        Strong winds and heavy waves from a powerful nor’easter pounded the Lake Erie shoreline during the April 14 weekend, leaving considerable debris in its wake.  

        In honor of Mother’s Day, Sunrise Park & Banquet Center, with registered yoga teacher Anne Boyle, will host a yoga class to benefit Hearteat of Toledo Saturday, April 28 at 9 a.m. at Sunrise, 1460 Woodville Rd., Millbury.

        Admission is free with a donation of baby diapers, wipes, bottles, baby wash, baby lotion or new bibs, receiving blankets or onesies, for donation to Heartbeat, which assists local residents through the Unplanned Pregnancy Center and Prenatal and Parent Learning Center.

        The class is suitable for all fitness levels. For more details, email

       The Oregon Planning Commission recently voted down a request for a Conditional Use Permit that would have allowed a two family dwelling unit at 2831 Starr Avenue.

        The property had been approved in 1958 through the Planning Commission to have two living units there. But the units were to be used for family members. If the property were to be sold, it was to be as a single family residence. The only way to change it would be to ask the Planning Commission for a Conditional Use in an R-2 Zone, according to James Gilmore, commissioner of Building and Zoning.

        The zoning code states if the owner met certain provisions, a Conditional Use would be considered to allow a two family in a single family medium density area, explained Gilmore. Some of those provisions that must be met are minimum lot size, four car parking per building, two car garage indoor parking, and screening because it is next to a single family residential district.

         The Oregon Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit that will allow for the construction of two-family residences at 3015 Navarre Avenue.

        The property is in an R-2 Medium Density Residential Zoned District.

        The property is located at the end of Luverne Avenue. Don J. Baumgartner was the applicant for the Conditional Use Permit.



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