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The Oregon Police Department may be without a new police chief for at least the foreseeable future.

According to Mayor Mike Seferian, the search for a chief may not even begin until summer.

“We want to get a feel for what the people in the department want to see happen,” Seferian said. “This is going to take a little time. It could be mid to late summer before we fill the position.”

Assistant Police Chief Paul Magditch has assumed the responsibilities of the position vacated by former Police Chief Richard Stager. Stager, along with Lieutenant Brian Andrzejewski, retired in January.

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Eastwood’s first annual Pin 2 Win event raised $1,600 for the American Cancer Society and the fight against prostate cancer.

The Eastwood wrestlers, along with their families and supporters, held the fundraising event in conjunction with the Clair Simpson Duals. Numerous prizes were raffled and the team sold Pin 2 Win t-shirts, bracelets, and lanyards.

According to Jody Eaton, who oversaw the project, the team exceeded its goal for the fundraiser and she hopes to continue the project in the future.

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Kindergarten mandate to end
Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill that relieves school districts of a requirement to offer all-day kindergarten and allows districts with existing kindergarten programs funded by tuition fees to continue charging the fees.

State Representative Randy Gardner, a sponsor of the bill, said it represents millions of dollars of savings for school systems by ending unfunded mandates.

It won passage in the Senate Tuesday by a voter of 25-8 and in the House Wednesday with a vote of 59-38.

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Renovations totaling nearly $25,000 are expected to take place soon at the Genoa Senior Center.

Upgrades at the facility, located at 514 Main St. near Genoa Town Hall, include a new entryway, electronic doors, replacing the ADA ramp at the rear of the building, reinstalling a curb ramp in the front and miscellaneous carpentry necessary to make the repairs, according to Todd Bickley, director of the Ottawa Regional Planning Commission.

Costs are being shared by two sources. A $21,430 Community Development Grant, administered through the planning commission, covers the bulk of the project. The village will kick in another $3,875.

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An agreement between Ohio farm organizations and a coalition of animal welfare advocates may be in jeopardy after a recent vote by the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board that permits the confinement of veal calves in crates so small they’re unable to turn around.

Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States, said the 6-5 vote by board members violates a provision of the agreement which phases out the use of veal crates and if the vote stands, the Humane Society may decide to renew a ballot initiative sponsored by the coalition.

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