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Oregon City Council last Monday unanimously approved a contract with the Oregon Police Patrolmen’s Association (OPPA) that does not include wage increases.
The contract period is from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014.
A meeting of the Drainage, Roads, Buildings and Lands Committee will be held at the Oregon municipal building at 7 p.m. on Aug. 22 to discuss installing sidewalks along Navarre Avenue from Coy to Lallendorf roads.
“I think it’s appropriate that we are responsive to our citizens who are calling for sidewalks,” Councilman Doug Walendzak, chairman of the committee, said at a council meeting on Aug. 8. Walendzak said notices on the matter have already been mailed to affected property owners.
Northwood Mayor Mark Stoner will nominate a new part-time fire chief at the next city council meeting on Aug. 25, according to a memo obtained by The Press.
The memo, dated Aug. 9 from Administrator Dennis Recker to officers and members of the Northwood Fire Department, states that Stoner will nominate Joel Whitmore to the fire chief position.
State seeks options for leveraging turnpike
The process could include three phases. An analysis and review will be conducted to help determine a value of turnpike and the preferred option for leveraging it as a state asset.
Curtice resident Amber Anderson – all 5-foot-3 inches of her – was working in home health care with the Volunteers of America before she enrolled in Owens Community College's seven-month Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy course.
“I was always told I would never make it as a police officer because I was a woman,” Anderson said. “It's a very male-dominated field, so it's very intimidating already. But, if you're not happy with what you're going to do for a living, you're going to be miserable all your life. I believe in everything a police officer stands for.”
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