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Northwood Councilman Dave Gallaher, who is not seeking re-election in November after nearly 20 years on council, said goodbye to his colleagues at an Oct. 24 meeting.

“This will be my last meeting,” said Gallaher, who has been on council since 1994.  “I turned my resignation in to the mayor and council president. There’s not going to be any projects started and I don’t have anything to finish, so I will be stepping down. With the election right around the corner, I’m sure you won’t have a hard time filling this seat. Although it’s been bumpy at times, it’s been a real pleasure to work with everyone. It’s an honor. I appreciate that.”

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The Madison Township Gibsonburg Volunteer Fire Department is seeking additional millage Tuesday to purchase a new truck and bolster its operating revenue.

A 0.9-mill, 3-year levy, if passed, will be used to replace a 23-year-old first responder truck and a 1-mill, 5-year levy will be used for operating expenses such as training, equipment repair and replacement, fuel and other costs.

The department is jointly funded by the township and Village of Gibsonburg.

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North Point Education Services staffers Tuesday introduced their new home in the heart of Graytown to the public. 

Minutes after the last school bell rang and students departed, staff stepped out into hallways to greet those who dropped by to see how the converted Graytown Elementary School will function in days to come. Early into the four-hour open house, guests included a postal worker, neighbors and business people from nearby communities.

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Officials from the James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center in Oregon rejected the possibility of getting $250,000 from the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc., (AOoA) to expand operations. Instead, they opted to get the center’s own levy on the ballot on Tuesday.

Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley met with Billie Johnson, president and CEO of the AOoA earlier this year to discuss the possibility of getting funding from the agency for expanded operations at the center. Oregon was planning to spend $750,000 to expand the senior facility on Bayshore Road, but would not be providing funds for enhanced services

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Bob Marquette, president of the James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center in Oregon, and senior center advocates have a vision of where they would like to be someday, and passage of a 0.5-mill, five year operating levy on the Nov. 5 ballot is just one step in getting there.

A pamphlet from Oregon Citizens Supporting Senior Services (OCSSS), which is promoting the levy, lists 10 needed positions, but Marquette stresses that passage of the levy, Issue 7 on the ballot, does not mean there would be 10 new employees. 

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