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The 39th annual Portage River Bike Tour returns to Elmore Sunday, June 22 in conjunction with the Portage River Festival.
The bike tour, with 10, 31, 62 and 100-mile routes, is for everyone from the novice to the advanced cyclist. The tour starts at Woodmore High School and winds through scenic country roads. Registration and check-in is 7 to 11 a.m. Longer distance riders should begin earlier.
P.J. Kapfhammer blasted officials from the teachers’ union a day after he resigned from the Oregon school board last week.
Kapfhammer, who was president of the board, announced his resignation at a meeting last Tuesday. On Wednesday, he told The Press that union officials from the Oregon City Federation of Teachers, which is in negotiations with the board to renew its contract, is the reason he stepped down.
Adam Snyder is the first to tell you he is a self-made businessman.
“I started this from the ground up on my own,” he says in the hallway of Oak Harbor village hall about his rental business during a recent spring evening. “Nobody helped me.”
He refers to his climb to buy rental properties, accumulating close to 100 over the years in and around the village. He keeps a watchful eye on expenses and questions those that don’t add up.
Oak Harbor’s renewed attempt to sell a piece of land near Port Clinton has hit a glitch.
The village bought the parcel, just over eight acres on West Lakeshore Drive along the shoreline of Lake Erie, west of Port Clinton, in 1938. The land was tagged for water system facilities when Oak Harbor had a partnership with Port Clinton, long before the village joined the Ottawa County Regional Water System.
The Oregon Planning Commission recently approved a Conditional Use Permit for the Harbor View Historical Society after the organization acquired more property.
The commission had granted a Conditional Use Permit in an R-2 Medium Density Residential District to the historical society at 2083 Autokee Street in 2010 for the operation of a museum with the stipulation that it be reviewed after three years of operation, according to Jim Gilmore, commissioner of building and zoning.
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