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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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Marksmanship skills are tested each year when thousands gather at Camp Perry in Port Clinton for the National Rifle and Pistol matches.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program in conjunction with the National Rifle Association and the Ohio National Guard hold the competition each year as part of a marksmanship tradition that dates back more than 100 years. The competition has over 6,000 participates annually. Participates range from beginners to the world’s best and they come from all over the U.S. to compete.

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The Press News Editor Kelly J. Kaczala and investigative reporter Melissa Burden won a second place award in The Press Club of Cleveland’s 2013 Excellence in Journalism awards.

Kaczala and Burden won in the non-daily public service category for their story “Levy revenue would go toward salaries, programs,” that appeared in The Press before last November’s election. The story questioned the wisdom of six local public bodies asking voters to pass new levies on the ballot at a time when local government wages had been outpacing private sector income in Lucas County, and the median household income, population, number of businesses and per capital income had all been dropping in the last four years.
 

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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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