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Lesley Sharples won’t soon forget Christmas 2013.

Four days before Christmas a rainstorm caused a sewer system backup that dumped gallons of raw sewage into the basement of her Oak Harbor home. She and her husband lost a new $7,000 furnace, washer and dryer and numerous personal items as several feet of sewer water ravaged her home.

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Oregon City Council on Monday will consider authorizing the mayor to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for funding from the Federal Highway Administration for the bid and construction of the Coy Road /Dustin Road intersection improvement.

The $862,700 project will consist of the widening and resurfacing of Coy to provide turn lanes at Dustin for the installation of a new traffic signal at Dustin. The work on Dustin will involve full pavement removal of the existing concrete pavement and replacement with a new asphalt pavement section. There will also be drainage replacement and utility relocation work associated with the project along Coy Road. All the work will be in the existing public right of ways along Coy and Dustin roads.

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“The Pittsburgh Kid” Billy Conn. “Sugar” Ray Robinson. “Smokin” Joe Frazier. Willie Pep, Floyd Patterson, and of course, Muhammad Ali.

These seemingly-indestructible men – along with other pugilists, have lived with Parkinson’s Disease, which can rob them of their coordination, cause defects in speech, blur vision, disturb sleep, stunt memory, and cause tremors of the limbs, neck, and head.

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Less than a week after the fire departments of Lake and Jerusalem townships held a joint training session with an all-terrain vehicle along Lake Erie, the vehicle played a vital role in an emergency situation on the frozen lake.

Lake Township Fire Chief Bruce Moritz said his department’s Argo vehicle - which can be equipped with wheels or tracks and can float - was used Feb. 17 to rescue a man from the lake who became disoriented looking for his two lost sons.

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Oregon plans on making a number of improvements to Navarre Avenue (State Route 2) based on an Access Management Study conducted in 2012 that examined the safety of vehicles pulling out of businesses onto the busy thoroughfare.

Although the $2,718,327 Navarre Avenue safety project is in the design phase, it is scheduled to be completed in May 2016.

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Christmas spending

Are spending more, less or the same amount this year for Christmas?
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