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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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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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