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Oak Harbor’s superintendent of public power is leaving for a new job in Genoa.

The appointment of Barry Reau’s was unanimously approved Monday during the regular meeting of Genoa Village Council, according to village administrator Kevin Gladden.

Reau will join the public utilities staff of Genoa, which currently consists of five full-time employees and one part-time employee. His starting wage is $19 per hour as a general laborer.

Gladden said one of the staffers is retiring in March and the search has been on to replace him.

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Oregon will be making a decision on whether to withhold revenue from the recently passed senior levy, have the levy rescinded, or use the money for the senior center during the city’s budget process this year.

“We’re going to be preparing the 2014 budget this year,” said Mayor Mike Seferian. “We’ll have to ask council for some direction, whether to collect the money or not collect the money. We have to have an answer and push a response out of them. We’re in the process of preparing the budget right now.”

Councilwoman Sandy Bihn had at the last council meeting on Nov. 11 requested financial and performance audits of the senior center after she learned that inaccurate information may have been used in a campaign to get the 0.5 mill levy passed on Nov. 7 for the James “Wes Hancock Senior Center on Bay Shore Road.

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Cardinal Stritch Catholic senior Austin Pratt saw his family’s home destroyed by an EF4 tornado that struck Lake Township in 2010, and volunteers arrived to help his family.

So, when Oregon residents saw their homes damaged by an EF2 tornado on Nov. 17, he wanted to do what he could. And, he brought some friends with him — a lot of them.

The Monday morning after the EF2 tornado plowed through Oregon, he sent a tweet to fellow students, and approximately 25 to 30 students from Stritch and Clay high schools went into action after Kateri Catholic and Oregon schools cancelled classes.

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Jim Walter, president of Toledo-based Great Eastern Theatre company, has Playboy magazine’s list of Top 10 drive-ins in his office, and it includes Oregon’s Sundance Kid on Navarre Ave.

Walter’s company took over the Sundance in the 1990s, and it is one of only 350 drive-ins still operating in the United States today. But Great Eastern has never faced a challenge like they do now, because high winds took down one of Sundance’s screen towers the evening of Nov. 17.

Nonetheless, Walter says the theatre should be up and running with two screens by spring.

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D. Michael Collins, a life-long Independent who was elected as the next Toledo mayor on November 5, has announced the formation of his transition team and its director.

Mayor-elect Collins says Bob Reinbolt will serve as the director of his transition team. Reinbolt, who has a consulting business in Toledo, was an advisor to Collins during the campaign. Reinbolt served as chief of staff for former Toledo mayor Carty Finkbeiner.

The first transition team meeting was held Nov. 16 at The Maritime Academy of Toledo.

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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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