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Former Oregon Councilman Michael Sheehy, who was recently picked to fill the 46th House District seat vacated by ex-State Rep. Matt Szollosi, said he will officially have his name removed from the November ballot for re-election to council next week.

Sheehy, a Democrat who had been on council since 1993, said a five member committee will then decide whether to find another candidate to be on the ballot.

This fall, all seven seats of council are up for grabs.

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A report by an environmental organization on the condition of the beaches in the U.S., including the Great Lakes, paints a picture of a natural resource imperiled by climate change, failing infrastructure, algae, and invasive species.

Warm weather last year exacerbated conditions in the lakes that had already been deteriorating, according to the report, Testing the Waters, A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches, by the National Resources Defense Council.

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Redfern says Law protects boaters from arbitrary searches

State Representative Chris Redfern (D- Catawba Island) said last week the legislature’s passage of House Bill 29 would do away with random searches of boats on Ohio’s waterways and subject such searches to the same laws and regulations established for motor vehicles in the state.

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Oregon school board president P.J. Kapfhammer introduced the district’s new superintendent Dr. Lonny J. Rivera to city council on Monday, saying “He’s the guy for us.”

The school board recently approved a four year contract with Rivera to be the district’s new superintendent.

Rivera grew up in Bono in Jerusalem Township and is a lifelong resident of the Oregon area.

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The future of a wild animal refuge in Stony Ridge is in question as a new state law that enacts a wide-ranging permit and regulation program for such animals takes effect.

Ken Hetrick, owner of Tiger Ridge Exotics, said the cost of permits and other related expenses in the law may force him to close the refuge he’s operated for more than 30 years as a non-commercial venture that relies on donations to help meet costs.

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