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Over the years, the Millbury Fireman’s Association has held an array of activities, including an annual ox roast, to raise funds to purchase equipment for the Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department - portable radios, air packs, stabilizer jacks, gloves and more – even a safety trailer the department uses for educational programs.

Last year, the association decided to not host the ox roast, a tradition in Millbury for nearly 40 years, citing high up-front costs for permits, licenses, and food as well as a decline in the association’s membership.

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Nine people submitted applications for the position of superintendent in the Oregon City Schools District by the June 7 deadline.

Dr. Lonny Rivera, principal of the Wayne Trace Intermediate School in the Maumee City Schools District, and John M. Schloegl, director of operations, Kids Unlimited Academy, were the only candidates who live in Oregon.

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On June 8, Woodmore High School graduate Madelyn Hille, 23, began her canoe trip down the entire 2,500 miles of the Mississippi River.

She is joined by a partner, Adam Hoffmeister, 25. Together, they are canoeing the headwaters at Itasca State Park in Minnesota until they reach the Gulf of Mexico in New Orleans. Hille and Hoffmeister have been together for three years. They both share a love for adventure and traveling.

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Ottawa County’s rookie commissioner said she did not stray from an Ohio Democratic Party stand when she voted for a permanent sales tax earlier this year.

That quarter percent sales tax is set to go into effect in the county on July 1 and it doesn’t appear it will be knocked down by sales tax reform proposed by Gov. John Kasich. The proposal would have broadened the base of the state sales tax while cutting back percentages on local sales taxes allowed for three years.

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A main corridor into Port Clinton closes Monday for construction and remains closed until August.

Work on Fremont Road, which begins just after the State Route 53/State Route 2 exchange south of Port Clinton and runs to the city limits, is expected to last about 45 days, according to the county engineer’s office.  

The section of road is under county jurisdiction. County officials last week posted a pending road closure sign.

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$15 Hourly wage

The "Fight for $15" campaign proposes a $15/hour wage for fast food workers. Do you agree?
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