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Oregon city officials used a meeting Wednesday with local businesses to update them on a major planned upgrade of Navarre Avenue, including right-of-way acquisition off Wheeling Street for an access road designed to relieve traffic congestion along the Wheeling/Navarre intersection.

Paul Roman, the city’s service director, told those attending the informal meeting the city is being awarded a grant through the Ohio Department of Transportation of up to $2.4 million for the project, which has an estimated cost of $2.7 million.

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Three local retailers say the closing of The Andersons store at the Woodville Mall has led to a spike in their pet food and supply sales.

These pet wars are not resulting in fierce rivalries leading to antagonistic promotions against competitors, but locally-owned Pet Finatics, Condos And Trees, and Gladieux Home Center are working with customers to pick up the slack.

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Pigs aren’t flying, but they are racing at county fair

County fairs offer something different for everyone. Square dancing, the demolition derby, the horse races and the tractor pull, among other things — like pigs racing, believe it or not.

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Gary Buck, a retired engineering technician and biologist with the Army Corps of Engineers, expects to have a permit this week for dredging Ward’s Canal, located in Metzger’s Marsh in Jerusalem Township.

This comes nearly a month after Lucas County officials celebrated the completion of the $300,000 dredging of Cooley Canal in Jerusalem Township. Because of that, about 1,400 boaters, including 573 at Meinke Marina, 419 at Anchor Pointe Marina, and hundreds more who use the public access ramps, are again able to navigate Cooley Canal to reach Lake Erie waters.

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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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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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