The Press Newspaper
Public art projects to be followed by music festival
First, 18 cement trashcans and eight planters were transformed from dull, gray cylinders to bright and creative works of art stretching along Main Street in East Toledo.
B-C-S fills vacancies
The board last week agreed to hire Laramie Spurlock as assistant principal at Oak Harbor Middle School.
The 50th annual Ottawa County Fair will run July 14-20 at the county fairgrounds, 7870 SR 163, Oak Harbor.
The fair officially kicks off July 14, when Chases Racing Pigs will hold race times throughout the day. In addition to a number of judging events, the Junior Fair King and Queen Contest will be held at 8:30 p.m. in the Entertainment Tent. Grandstand entertainment will include harness racing at 5 p.m.; presentation of the King and Queen and the Future Kings & Queens Parade at 7:30 p.m.
A divided Ohio Supreme Court Thursday dismissed an appeal from an Oregon man who claimed the stress he incurred during the Iraq War was a factor when he engaged in a shootout three years ago with city police.
Jeffery Belew was appealing a 27-year sentence imposed by the Lucas County Common Pleas Court, arguing his post-traumatic stress disorder wasn’t given appropriate consideration as a mitigating factor in his behavior.
Oregon on Monday will award bids for the South Recreation Complex stormwater improvement project.
Ropper Construction, of Willard, Ohio, and Landscape Design by Moritz, of Oregon, had the lowest and best bids for the project, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman at a committee of the whole meeting last Monday.