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There are more than 2,100 veterans buried in the Lake Township Cemetery and Jeff Pettit figures they each deserve a wreath this Christmas season.

A local business owner, Pettit is a location coordinator for Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization dedicated to remembering the sacrifice of veterans by placing wreaths on their graves and holding simultaneous ceremonies during the holidays across the country.

“I was a volunteer guardian with Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio when I heard about Wreaths Across America and thought it was a neat tribute to veterans,” he said. “The first thing I had to do was get the cemetery registered.”

His goal now is to raise sufficient funding to cover all the veterans’ graves in the township cemetery with wreaths.

Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet, a non-profit organization that provides shelter, spay/neuter services and veterinary care to dogs and cats throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan in a faree-roaming shelter environment is seeking volunteers for a rummage sale scheduled for September 1 – 3.

Volunteers are needed to price and sort donations prior to the sale, to work the days of the sale and to make goods for the bake sale. They are also needed for clean-up Sept. 4-8. Call 419-537-9663 for more information.

Oregon Public Service Director Paul Roman wants city council to consider legislation to increase costs to those who do not pay their water bills.

“We are working on an ordinance to increase the penalty charge for nonpayment of water bills,” Roman said at a committee of the whole meeting on Monday. “For some time now, it’s one of the items I’ve wanted to do, but just didn’t have time. I’ve had time to catch up on things.”

The penalty charge to turn off water service is currently $16.

He actually cringes a little when he talks about it.

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Clayton Murphy

“I got reserve champion hog and I was showman of showmen multiple times at the county fair and I had the reserve champion carcass at the State Fair. The best pig I ever had was a Duroc. I won the class and went back for the re-weigh and was over by half a pound,” said Clayton Murphy. “I never had the champion.”

That, however, has not been the case since Murphy switched his focus from showing hogs to running track and cross country. Just since 2015, 21-year-old Murphy stood atop the podium numerous times as the 800-meter gold medalist at the Pan American Games, 2016 NCAA Indoor 800-meter champion, and the 2016 NCAA Outdoor 1,500-meter champion. Then, on July 4, the unassuming University of Akron student made some waves when he won the 800-meter race at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

A curfew for minors in Oregon will be on the General Election ballot on November 8.

Oregon City Council on Monday voted 5-2 against the curfew for a second time. On March 21, council voted 5-2 against the curfew. Councilwomen Sandy Bihn and Kathleen Pollauf voted in favor of the curfew both times.

The curfew would prohibit all minors from being in any public place between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m., with some exceptions. Anyone under the age of 18 is considered a minor. Minors who would violate the provisions of the curfew would be dealt with in accordance with Juvenile Court law and procedure. Any parent, guardian or other adult having the legal care and custody of minors violating the curfew will be fined $150 for each offense.

Summer Olympics

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