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Oregon mayoral candidates Mike Seferian, Marge Brown, and Marvin Dabish participated in a taped roundtable discussion on the issues Thursday morning on WTVG Channel 13 with anchorman Jeff Smith as moderator. The program will be broadcast at noon Sunday, 14 days before the Sept. 15 mayoral primary.

The station submitted several questions beforehand, according to Dabish and Brown.

Those questions include:
• What is your read on Oregon right now, and what is the action plan for the next year?
• Now, what is the idea for a coking plant, or some other type of major industry that can bring jobs?
• Should Oregon be a bigger player in the alternate energy push? Why not create a wind turbine field near the bay?
• Are there any concerns there would be a voter mistake at the voting booth considering your first names all start  with an M and a wrong move could way the vote the other way?

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A group representing lakefront property owners that won a court victory last month is bracing for opponents to appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court.

Members of the Ohio Lakefront Group have scheduled a meeting for Sept. 9 at the Catawba Island Club, 4235 E. Beach Rd., Port Clinton, to discuss the case.

The meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m.

The 11th Ohio District Court of Appeals ruled largely in favor of landowners in a lawsuit to decide where Lake Erie shoreline property becomes privately-owned and where the public access starts.

“We fully expect, and have been advised, that the case will be appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court,” says an invitation to the meeting sent to landowners and public officials. “At this meeting we will inform our members of the ramifications of the current win as well as what might be expected in the appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court.”

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Keith Marok is a man of many interests.

Not only does Marok design and make jewelry, but he is a professional glass maker and soda pop entrepeneur. Yes, soda pop.

"He is a multi-talented kind of guy. Very creative," Kathy Steingraber said.

Steingraber, an East Toledo native who lives in Oregon, is the former president of the Downtown Warehouse District Association. She is a member/property owner of St. Clair Village, Inc. in downtown Toledo.

Located in St. Clair Village is The Little Gallery, a commission-free gallery at 46 S. St. Clair St. Marok, 35, shows his glass art at The Little Gallery's exhibits, which are held every third Thursday of the month.

"Everybody who exhibits here, exhibits free," Steingraber said. "Anything they sell is theirs. We don't take any of the money. It's a wonderful event."

Marok and his wife, Amanda, own a company called Marok's GlassRoots.

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Cardinal Stritch volleyball coach John Kazmaier and Northview coach Tony Geer are no strangers.

They coach together in the same club with Glass City Volleyball, and they were asked over the summer if they wanted to get their teams together to raise money for charity.

On Aug. 20, Stritch and visiting Northview raised more than $1,600 for the Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center of Northwest Ohio.

The event was sponsored by Glass City Volleyball, a Junior Olympic-style program that runs from January through May. Kazmaier, in his first season at Cardinal Stritch, coaches a 17-year-old squad with Glass City, which competes in Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania.

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With a little more than one week left before the Oregon mayoral primary on Sept. 15, the battle for votes to get on the November ballot is heating up.

Mayoral candidates Marvin Dabish, Councilman Mike Seferian, and Mayor Marge Brown are complaining that their campaign signs are being targeted by opponents’ supporters and being damaged, destroyed, or simply disappearing.

Dabish, a grocer who is making his first bid for public office, said someone is removing his signs throughout the city.

“I had some signs at the Bay Shore Supper club,” he said last week. “Then one day, I went there and saw all my signs missing, and replaced by Marge Brown signs. The Bay Shore Supper Club said they came in that morning and saw that my signs were missing.”

He isn’t accusing any of his opponents of the dirty deed.

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Giving money to people along road

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