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Oregon City Council on Monday approved the construction bid for the Navarre Avenue Safety Improvement Project.

Geddis Paving & Excavating, of Toledo, submitted the lowest and best bid of $3,642,399.76 to furnish labor, materials and equipment for the project.

The city received federal grant funding through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for implementing various safety improvements along Navarre Avenue between I-280 and Isaac Streets Drive as part of the project. ODOT will reimburse the city for 90 percent of the eligible costs up to a maximum of $2.4 million.

Before voters in the Woodmore School District go to the polls next month to decide a levy renewal request – the third time this year they will vote on the ballot issue – they’ll have an opportunity to voice their opinions on how the district is doing.

The board of education has scheduled an “Evening with the Board” for Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. in the cafetorium of the PreK-8 school building.

Offering district residents a forum to voice their opinions is needed, says Joe Liszak, board president.

She’s ambitious, she’s intelligent, and it looks like she may be going somewhere someday. One could say Waite 2016 graduate Julia Hernandez is off to a good start.

The University of Toledo 19-year-old political science and pre-law student has overcome obstacles growing up on the east side. Tuesday, she introduced the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, at a campaign rally for his spouse, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

It was good for Hernandez that the rally was held at her alma mater, where she scored a 3.92 GPA, was ranked 11th in her class, was Senior Class President, a member of the National Honor Society, President of YMCA Youth in Government, and her high school accolades just keep continuing.

I love writing stories about Ohio's incredible Century Farms. There is much wonderful history to be gleaned from these rural treasures that most people probably do not even know exist.

Everyone in agriculture understands how much technology, equipment, farm size, and farm conservation has changed through the centuries of Ohio agriculture, but it is also always readily apparent in Century Farm interviews how much times have changed culturally and socially. I saved back a few examples from my 2016 interviews to illustrate the enormity of the cultural changes in Ohio in just a couple of generations. Read on and just imagine if these things were to take place today.

A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used to outfit members of the Madison Township-Gibsonburg Volunteer Fire Department with new turnout gear, the department chief said last week.

Chief Marty Brown said the grant of $115,029 and match of $5,751 from the department will outfit the department’s 44 firefighters.

“The protection of our firefighters is of primary importance to our department leaders. Our goal to protect the lives and property of township and village residents and visitors cannot be successful if we don’t provide quality protective gear to our firefighters. The provision of such gear would not be possible without the tremendous assistance provided by this FEMA grant,” the chief said.

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