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The Ohio State University Extension’s Consumer and Urban Horticulture program used to have a narrow focus when it first started years ago, according to Amy Stone, OSU’s Extension educator.

In the 1990s, when Stone started her job, the program focused on gypsy moth eradication and control management.

Christmas lights will decorate the front of the municipal building on Seaman Road this season following some complaints by residents that they miss seeing them adorn the property in previous years.

The most recent complaint was from Frederick Gerke, of N. Eastmoreland Drive, who appeared before council at a meeting on Dec. 3, to ask why the city stopped decorating the trees at the municipal complex for Christmas.

Oregon City Council on Monday will consider approving an agreement with DGL Consulting Engineers, LLC, Maumee, to provide professional engineering services for $75,000 for the design of the Luc-Coy Road/Dustin Road intersection improvement.

Besides DGL, the city also received bids for designs on August 3 from Bramhall Engineering & Surveying Co., Inc., Northwest Consultants, Inc., Proudfoot Associates, and Tetra Tech.

Public-sector employees in Ottawa County continue to submit retirement requests as the countdown begins on pending changes to Ohio’s retirement system guidelines.

County treasurer Bob Hille and board of elections director Jo Ann Friar are among the more high-profile personnel to join the list in recent weeks.

Ottawa County’s dog warden has returned to work after an extended leave of absence.

The county commissioners hired Patricia Forsyth in late August to temporarily fill in for dog warden Jo Lynn Hetrick.

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