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        The Oregon Fire Department is recruiting for part-time firefighter EMTs.

        The department offers flexible work schedules, great pay, an abundance of training opportunities, education reimbursement for paramedics, and more.

        As members of the fire department age and then retire, the need increases to recruit, explained Chris Mullins, president of the Oregon Fire Association.

        “We’re down 30 people within the fire department,” he said. Mayor Mike Seferian and City Administrator Mike Beazley tasked the union to come up with ideas to recruit and retain staff, he added.

        Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order last week to initiate action by state agencies and their partners toward further reduction of nutrient runoff from watersheds in Lake Erie’s western basin. Runoff from agricultural fertilizer applications is considered a leading contributor to harmful algae blooms that have plagued the western end of the lake.

       Community forums are being planned in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District to discuss an income tax request on the November ballot.

        The B-C-S school board voted unanimously earlier this month to place a 1 percent, 5-year tax issue on the Nov. 6 ballot.

        A farm organization is venting its frustration with Gov. John Kasich’s executive order adopting more aggressive action by state agencies to reduce runoff from watersheds in Lake Erie’s western basin.

        Runoff from agricultural fertilizer applications is considered a contributor to harmful algal blooms in the lake, the governor noted in signing the order Wednesday.

        Exelon Corp., in a July 9 filing with the Securities Exchange Commission, has informed the commission it has entered into an agreement to purchase the power business of FirstEnergy Solutions for $140 million.

        The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018 but is conditional on Exelon being the winning bidder after a bankruptcy auction and the subsequent approval of the purchase agreement by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio.




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