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A lawyer, massage therapist, retired police officer, and homemaker are among the new faces on Oregon City Council and the Oregon school board.

Voters on Tuesday decided to put newcomers Tim Zale and Joshua M. Hughes on Oregon Council. Zale, 57, received 12.30 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Lucas County Board of Elections. An independent, Zale is a retired detective sergeant from the Oregon Police Division. He lives on Park Way West with his wife. They have three children.

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The Village of Oak Harbor swung in holiday mode earlier than normal to join the slew of support for a 13-year-old Port Clinton boy battling an aggressive form of brain cancer.

On Tuesday, crews replaced white globes with green and red globes on Oak Harbor’s decorative, three-prong downtown lights and strapped tiny Christmas trees below them. At dusk, the festive lights shimmered along with those holiday lights on the full-size Christmas tree on Church Street across from village hall.

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Motorists who object to parking tickets issued in the Village of Oak Harbor will soon have a new appeals process.

Oak Harbor’s new parking ticket bureau should be operational in days. Police Chief Steve Weirich said he is only waiting on a printer to return the new tickets. He expects to have the tickets in hand within two weeks and the new program will be under way after their arrival.

Village council created the parking ticket bureau this summer as a direct result of  a dispute that landed the City of Port Clinton in hot water two years ago, Mayor Bill Eberle said.

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Harnessing school spirit is about more than revving up those confined within the school walls.

True spirit has its roots in the community, says Guy Parmigian, superintendent of Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools. And as that spirit grows, so does the residents and business relationship with the district, evolving into support on several fronts, including financial assistance and volunteerism.

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The Lake Township trustees have taken a stand against bills pending in the state legislature that could have a significant impact on costs paid by individuals and businesses for electric service.

The board of trustees Tuesday approved a resolution opposing Senate Bill 58 and House Bill 302, contending the bills unfairly impose fees on consumers that should be borne by utility companies. The bills would amend the state’s electric utility law passed in 2008 that promotes alternative energy sources.

“When consumers pay for energy-efficient light bulbs, products and upgrades it

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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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