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Oregon City Council will hold a public hearing on Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. to review a Special Use Exception (SUE) permit that was issued last year for a one year probationary period to allow chickens to be raised in a residential district at 935 S. Wynn Road.

Last year, David Pullella, the owner of the property, had requested the SUE to raise six chickens, four rabbits, two ducks, two goats, four turkeys, two swans and four pheasants on two acres. His request was later amended for a permit to raise just six chickens. The Project Review Committee had no objections to the request, but had recommended that a plan be submitted and approved for waste removal and housing.

United Way of Greater Toledo has a program that provides free books for children and young adults.

The program, “Little Free Library,” invites companies and organizations to sponsor and acquire recycled newspaper boxes to hold reading materials in their communities. Oregon received one recently in South Shore Park, which was sponsored by BP Husky.

“We offer this program to various companies and groups across Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties,” said Amanda Howard, manager of corporate community volunteerism of United Way of Greater Toledo.

 A former manager of funeral homes in Grand Rapids and Liberty Center sees an opportunity to fill a void in low-cost service in the funeral industry.

 Brian Habegger recently organized Habegger Funeral Services as a non-profit corporation and is partnering with area churches to provide families with other options when making funeral arrangements.

 The Ohio Department of Transportation expects to have final plans for a bridge project in Elmore approved by the spring of 2019.

 Theresa Pollick, a spokesperson for the department, said construction is scheduled to start in the spring of 2020 and be completed by the fall of 2021.

 A strong show of support by voters in the Woodmore School District for a levy renewal on Tuesday’s ballot can be attributed to the efforts of a committee of volunteers promoting the issue and to a growing trust in the school board’s management of district finances, Joe Liszak, board president, said last week.

 Voters had twice this year rejected the operating levy that generates about $600,000 annually for the school district but reversed themselves last week by approving the issue by a wide margin. In Sandusky County, it passed by 251 votes, 1,089 for to 838 against, while Ottawa County voters approved it by 311 votes, 1,003 for to 692. Results are unofficial.

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