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Oregon City Council last week passed a resolution urging the Ohio Senate to defeat Senate Bill 5, which restricts collective bargaining rights for public workers and strips away their right to strike.

At the meeting Feb. 28, Councilman Mike Sheehy introduced the resolution, which was not originally on the meeting’s agenda.

Sheehy called Senate Bill 5 “an assault on collective bargaining for public employees in many of the states throughout the union.”

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Northwood is considering developing a bike path down a two mile stretch of Curtice Road to improve traffic safety and storm water drainage.

Councilman Dave Gallaher, who is also acting chairman of the city’s economic development committee, noted the possibility of a bike path at a council meeting on February 24.

Curtice Road does not have sidewalks between Lemoyne and Fostoria roads, a two and a half mile stretch. And a storm water ditch runs alongside it.

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World War II veterans are hopping flights to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial built in their honor, thanks to the efforts of Honor Flight Northwest Ohio.

The non-profit organization, formed in 2007, offers a free flight and accommodations for the one day trip, which includes bus service to the memorial, meals and beverages.

So far, the organization has flown over 462 veterans on 17 flights to see the memorial in the nation’s capital.

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Representatives of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be in Lake Township Wednesday to determine if a Hanley Road rail crossing meets criteria for installing safety devices such as gates and lights.

Richard Welling, a township trustee, said he plans to meet with the commission representatives at 10:30 a.m. at the crossing, which currently is only marked by cross buck signs.

The crossing, which is operated by CSX Corp., is located between Cummings and Luckey roads.

Welling said the crossing is one of the first in the township to be refurbished by having the “hump” lowered, making it more accessible to farm machinery and other vehicles.

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U.S. Marine Corps pilot Lt. Col. Sarah Deal says the closest thing she saw to a politician while serving in Afghanistan may have been CNN news broadcaster Anderson Cooper.

Lt. Col. Deal, the first female pilot in the corps, has seen enough that when she talks, people show up.

Last week, Deal gave a presentation, and the American Legion Post 28 commander said it was the largest crowd he has ever seen for such a speaker at Schaller Memorial Building in Perrysburg. Among audience members were veterans and soldiers, including other female soldiers who served in Afghanistan, and their families.

Lt. Col. Deal is a Pemberville native and 1987 Eastwood High School graduate who joined the Marines in 1992 during her summer break from Kent State University. After studying aerospace flight technology, she earned her commercial and private pilot’s license and is a certified flight instructor.

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