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The city of Oregon has decided not to tear down and reinstall new baseball practice fields on city property adjacent to the Coontz Recreation Center, despite concerns they were not put in properly.
 
P.J. Kapfhammer, owner of Maumee Bay Turf Center, said at a city council meeting in June that the practice fields were substandard and not “playable.”

        For the past six years, Toledo’s Pet (Prevent, Educate, Training) Bull Project has been training both dogs and people in how to get along and live a rewarding life.

        The organization is committed to preventing animal cruelty and dog fighting. At the same time, its helps to educate pet owners and young people on pet responsibility and the importance of spay and neuter.

        Now, they need the community’s help to continue their programming.

State Senator Edna Brown, D-Toledo, last week repeated her call for an alternative to the death penalty following the execution of Ronald Phillips, who was convicted for the 1993 rape and murder of his girl friend’s 3-year-old daughter.
 While appalled by the Phillips’ crimes, Sen. Brown said people should be held accountable for their actions “in an appropriate manner.”

 Business owners and residents in Ottawa County who’ve been having problems obtaining required permits or inspections are being invited to a meeting Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. in the county emergency operations center, 315 Madison St., Port Clinton.
 Larry Durivage, a member of the county’s building standards appeals board, said he is organizing the meeting to offer contractors, installers of septic and sewage systems, restaurant and campground operators and other business owners the opportunity to voice their concerns to county officials.

 A loan for the Village of Lindsey to improve its wastewater treatment plant has been approved by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
 The $30,360, 5-year loan will cover the cost of designing improvements of the treatment plant’s aeration system, with the goal of improving water quality in Muddy Creek.
 Funding will come from the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund, which provides below-market interest rate loans for improving sewer systems.

Korea

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