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Oregon council on Monday approved local funding that will pay for part of the installation of four more warning sirens in the city.

Oregon currently has five sirens, which were deemed inadequate after a resident from Starr Avenue told council at a meeting last Nov. 25 that he did not hear tornado sirens go on when a tornado tore through the city on Nov. 17, causing property damage.

The Lucas County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) last summer applied and was approved for a federal grant to fund the installation of additional warning sirens throughout the county. As part of the grant, Oregon agreed to provide a local match of $11,500 per siren for a total of $46,000.

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Learning to live within its means has been a tough task for the Village of Oak Harbor the past couple of years.

The village had to dip into its cash reserves in the last quarter of 2013 to cover $207,000 of expenses beyond its planned budget.

And as village council readies to solidify figures for the 2014 budget, the haunting issue and need for fiscal accountability loomed over conversations among council members at their most recent meeting. By Ohio law, the budget has to be settled by March 31.

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Mike and Sandi Bailey were miffed to see The Press reported their store, Olney Market, was Hot then and gone today in a Nostalgia Highway column written by John Szozda.

The husband and wife team report the market is open and serving customers at Bayshore and Stadium roads for the 58th year. Sandi said the couple hopes to sell before Mike retires in a few years. Meanwhile, the two continue to cut their own meats and make their own hamburger.

Hours are Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.  to 1 p.m. The phone number is 419-698-8195.

Mike’s mother, Hazel and her husband Lester ran the market for many years. Hazel passed away in 2010 at age 88.

Seventy-one percent of the East Toledo electorate voted for Mayor D. Michael Collins when he defeated incumbent Michael Bell last November.
 
Mayor Collins says that helped get him elected, and promises “the ’05 is going to regain the respect that it has lost.” To East Toledo residents, “the ‘05” is a commonly used term for their community’s zip code, 43605.
 
“Thank you for your confidence in me and that confidence in me is not going to be misplaced,” Collins told about 50 East Toledo residents Monday night.

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A federal Civil Rights Action was filed against Woodmore Local Schools and football coaches Britton Devier and Todd Bringman stemming from an alleged hazing incident in which a player suffered a traumatic brain injury.

The case involves a 16-year-old student represented by the Charles E. Boyk law firm of Toledo and is assigned to Judge Jeffrey J. Helmick in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio Western Division.

Plaintiffs Daniel Sprinski and Amy Sprinski are asking for $75,000 or more in compensatory damages for personal injuries, pain and suffering, disability, medical and hospital expenses, sanctions, exemplary damages, and other damages, along with reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, pre-judgment costs, and other relief the court deems just.

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