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First Federal Bank has received reports from a growing number of consumers in over 30 states regarding fraudulent letters and emails bearing the First Federal Bank name offering loans with forged documentation and the requirement of an up-front payment.

In Advance Fee Scams such as this, the recipients are guaranteed loans after a pre-payment of a non-refundable “insurance fee” is made. Recipients that have fallen victim to the scam are reporting that the party fictitiously representing First Federal Bank is denying the promised funds or requesting additional funds to clear issues with credit reports.

The bank says that if you receive a solicitation similar to this, follow these steps to help protect yourself:

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to presspublications.com and clicking the icon in the upper right corner.


Hello Folks -
Some of you who are old enough may remember rock/country singer Johnny Rivers. On his 1968 album Realization (remember those-albums?) one of his songs was Going Back to Big Sur. The song and its lyrics captured the mystique, introspection, and back to nature tenor of the late 60s and 70s

Scott Arvin admits he’s always been a compulsive doodler.

The Lafayette, Ind., native would sit in school or in meetings and start scratching things out on whatever he could get his hands on.

“Early on I got started with cartoons and I would look at (Gary Larson’s) The Far Side and things like that,” Arvin said. “I used to try to copy their illustrations and I started doing my own. It was always nice to have my hand on something and try to form something on the page. It was fun and it was nice to see where you would end up.”

Oregon City Council, following a public hearing, approved a Special Use Exception (SUE) for 15 acres of land owned by the St. Kateri Catholic Academy and Cardinal Stritch High School, which plans to develop athletic fields at 1055 South Coy and 3521 Pickle roads.

The Oregon Planning Commission previously recommended approval for the SUE at its February meeting.

Last September, St. Kateri removed nearly 2,000 trees on the property, an area bounded by Coy, Pickle, Schmidlin and Worden roads, in preparation for the project. Many residents who live nearby have been opposed, mainly out of concern that the athletic fields will create noise, additional traffic and safety problems in the area.

Although Oregon City Council last month voted 5-2 against a curfew for minors, proponents have not yet given up on the matter.

Members of Oregon block watches, who sought the curfew, want to get a referendum on the November ballot so voters can decide the issue.

The group is planning on circulating petitions to be submitted to the Lucas County Board of Elections by Aug. 10 in order for the referendum to be placed on the November ballot. The petitions must have at least 2,067 signatures of registered voters in Oregon. The requirement is based on the number of residents who voted for governor in the 2014 election.

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