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The first meeting of the newly-formed Lake Erie Caucus of state legislators will likely be scheduled early in 2014, when it will hold an organizational session, according to State Sen. Randy Gardner’s office.
 
The Bowling Green Republican last week announced the formation of the bi-partisan group to provide leadership on issues pertaining to the lake.
 
Sen. Capri Cafaro (D- Hubbard) will serve as joint chairman of the caucus, Gardner said, and State Rep. Chris Redfern (D – Catawba) has agreed to a leadership role.

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Brad Morrison and the other 31 full-time employees at Maumee Bay Turf Center in Oregon are truly feeling “Super” these days.

MBTC, 7240 S. Stadium Rd., was contracted to help install the turf at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., home of Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2. The Jets and Giants both share the stadium. Morrison, MBTC’s chief executive officer, said the turf was installed last June and July.

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When the LeSo Art Gallery on Starr Avenue celebrated its one-year anniversary, 400 to 500 people showed up to celebrate, estimates District 3 councilman Mike Craig.

The art gallery is joined on the Main-Starr corridor by Frankies Inner City Rock Club and Mainstreet, which both play host to some of the most recognized artists while they tour through the nation.
Craig sees an opportunity, and he’s not the only one.

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Lake Township’s community garden was a qualified success but it will need more volunteers to keep it going next summer, Melanie Bowen, a township trustee, reported during the trustees’ Tuesday meeting.
 
The trustees last May approved a resolution to establish a garden to benefit needy residents of the township. A 50- by 50-foot plot along Lemoyne Road adjacent to the township’s emergency dispatching facility was planted with vegetables and tended by volunteers.

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Fred Gerke, of North Eastmoreland, told Oregon City Council on Monday that the community should have a Christmas tree lighting ceremony to spread more holiday cheer.
 
The city every year decorates a tree on Navarre Avenue, but Mayor Mike Seferian said the location was too dangerous to invite the public for a lighting ceremony.

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