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Learning to live within its means has been a tough task for the Village of Oak Harbor the past couple of years.

The village had to dip into its cash reserves in the last quarter of 2013 to cover $207,000 of expenses beyond its planned budget.

And as village council readies to solidify figures for the 2014 budget, the haunting issue and need for fiscal accountability loomed over conversations among council members at their most recent meeting. By Ohio law, the budget has to be settled by March 31.

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Mike and Sandi Bailey were miffed to see The Press reported their store, Olney Market, was Hot then and gone today in a Nostalgia Highway column written by John Szozda.

The husband and wife team report the market is open and serving customers at Bayshore and Stadium roads for the 58th year. Sandi said the couple hopes to sell before Mike retires in a few years. Meanwhile, the two continue to cut their own meats and make their own hamburger.

Hours are Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.  to 1 p.m. The phone number is 419-698-8195.

Mike’s mother, Hazel and her husband Lester ran the market for many years. Hazel passed away in 2010 at age 88.

Seventy-one percent of the East Toledo electorate voted for Mayor D. Michael Collins when he defeated incumbent Michael Bell last November.
 
Mayor Collins says that helped get him elected, and promises “the ’05 is going to regain the respect that it has lost.” To East Toledo residents, “the ‘05” is a commonly used term for their community’s zip code, 43605.
 
“Thank you for your confidence in me and that confidence in me is not going to be misplaced,” Collins told about 50 East Toledo residents Monday night.

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State officials continue to address complaints about the price and supply of propane fuel.
 
Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office said it is “actively monitoring” complaints about price-gouging and that it plans to work with attorneys general in other states on possible anti-competitive activity related to the sale of propane.
 
About six percent of the Ohio’s population uses propane to heat homes, according to Census data.
 
“We want to assure Ohioans that we will carefully monitor reports of potential price gouging or other unfair business practices related to the extreme cold,” DeWine said.
 

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The freezing temperatures and frequent snowstorms this winter have left Northwood short of road salt.
 
“We’re basically running day to day,” said Northwood City Administrator Bob Anderson.
 
“I think we’ve got enough to cover this storm and the next. But we’re going to have to scramble some more to have enough.”
 
Northwood and Oregon, as do many communities, piggyback onto Toledo’s contract with a salt supplier.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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