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 Elmore mayor Matt Damschroder is expected during Monday’s (April 10) meeting of village council to appoint Jeff Harrison to the position of chief of the village police department to replace George Hayes, who retired last month.

 Sergeant Harrison, who’s been with the department for more than 20 years, has been serving as acting chief while Hayes has been on a leave of absence.

Oregon City Council recently passed a resolution in support of designating a zoning overlay as the first step in creating a downtown area that contains retail, residential, an entertainment district, and open green space along Navarre Avenue.
 
The Planning Commission will study properties in the designated area to determine a recommendation to council for the zoning overlay. After it is reviewed by the commission, it will go before council for approval, then be discussed at a public hearing scheduled for May 22 at 8 p.m. in council chambers, according to Jim Gilmore, commissioner of building and zoning.

Oregon and Lucas County will file a combined application under the Community Housing Impact & Preservation (CHIP) program for financial assistance for various housing needs of low and moderate income residents.
 
The state provides funds to local governments under the CHIP program. The city has participated in CHIP for several years.

When Lake Township resident Jon Hockenberry decided last month to scatter his beloved dog’s ashes in a pond behind his home at Bradner Road and SR. 163, he paused briefly and decided he wasn’t ready to part with his best pal just yet. The dog, named Woody Hayes, after the legendary Ohio State football coach, was his constant companion. 
 
“Woody went everywhere with me,” Hockenberry said of his Labrador retriever. “He went to soccer practice, baseball practice — everywhere.” 

 More than a hundred students, staff and community members in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District took time Sunday to remember a well-liked third grade teacher who lost her life March 26 in a car crash.

 Although Whitney Meinke had only taught at R.C. Waters Elementary School since 2015, she made a lasting impact on those who knew her, school officials said.  

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