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Oregon residents last week were still cleaning up debris caused by a tornado that tore through the city at about 5:35 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17.

There were reports of damage to multiple houses in several subdivisions, downed powerlines and uprooted trees.

The tornado was one of three that struck the area, according to the National Weather Service. The first twister started in Perrysburg at about 5:35 p.m., cut a 12 mile path into Oregon, where it ended at about 5:55 p.m. The width of the EF-2 tornado was 150-200 yards and had an estimated maximum wind of between 120-125 mph.

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The City of Northwood will hold a tree lighting ceremony Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in front of the administration building, 6000 Wales Road.

Residents are asked to bring a non-perishable item for the city’s annual Christmas food basket program.

Long time Oregon Law Director Paul Goldberg and Prosecutor Tom Dugan are retiring next month after years of service.

Mayor Mike Seferian said at a meeting on Monday that plans call for the positions to be combined into one.

Both Goldberg and Dugan had announced their intention to retire several months ago, said Seferian, but had agreed to serve until after the November election.

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Village council continues to define the finer points of a proposed new personnel policy that would allow employees to record conversations during disciplinary hearings.

The idea of “requests to record” came under scrutiny this summer following a dispute between the village administration and a worker. The village currently has no policy in place regarding employees’ taping meetings with officials, Village Solicitor Jim Barney said Wednesday.

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Oregon City Council members contacted by The Press said they did not know officials from the James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center had rejected the possibility of getting $250,000 from the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc., (AOoA) to expand operations and had opted instead to get the center’s own levy on the ballot.

Council in July had approved the request of Bob Marquette, president of the senior center on Bay Shore Road, to place a 0.5 mill levy on the Nov. 5 ballot after Marquette said there was the need for more funds.

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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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