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The Oregon Planning Commission voted in favor of variances in the zoning code for property at 2601 Navarre Avenue to clear the way for the development of an Art Van Furniture Store.

Plans call for construction of a smaller display store at the site rather than a large, full scale building, according to Mayor Mike Seferian, who sits on the Planning Commission.

The variances were for C-2 General Commercial zoned property to reduce the required interior parking lot landscaping on the property and to reduce the type and number of required buffer trees and shrubs in the right of way buffer yard on the property.

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We are taught in this country that an individual is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Maybe in the court of law, but Genoa native Joe Bergman says the same is not necessarily true in the court of public opinion.

Bergman, a U.S. Army officer, was acquitted on May 16 of this year in Wood County Common Pleas Court of a sexual battery charge that was brought against him just over a year ago.

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After meeting in executive session, the Lake Township trustees Tuesday authorized the township cemetery sexton to hire a seasonal employee.

The trustees approved a motion to allow the sexton to hire an employee for $10 an hour and up to 30 hours a week.

The employee will be on the township payroll until Oct. 1, said Melanie Bowen, who chairs the board of trustees.

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The City of Toledo contacted 28 homeowners to see if they would be willing to sell their property to make room for an expansion of the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant in East Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood.

The city says it is looking for two separate groups of four contingent properties to make room for two new substations and staging areas for construction.

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The Lucas County dog warden is hoping a drop in the adoption fee will reduce overcrowding of dogs at the pound.

A dog can be adopted for just $25 this month in a special promotion, “Christmas in July.”

Dog Warden Julie Lyle said the kennels are close to capacity with dogs looking for homes. Several more are coming in every day.

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