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Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

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As the auto industry goes, so goes the economy in Northwest Ohio and, in particular, the economy in our Eastern Maumee Bay Communities. So, it’s good news that new vehicle sales for the seven car dealers in the Press distribution area is up 50.8 percent for the first quarter of 2011.

Local dealers sold 902 vehicles in the first quarter compared to 508 in 2010, according to AutoView Online, a data-marketing firm that compiles registration and sales information from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

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Amendments to the Village of Woodville’s zoning ordinance covering junk vehicles and recreational equipment are the subject of a public hearing scheduled for April 26 at the town hall, 219 W. Main Street.

The village planning commission will accept public comment on the proposed amendments requiring disabled or unlicensed vehicles to be stored in an enclosed building and for off-street parking of recreational or utility equipment.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

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Oregon City Council will consider accepting the retirement of long time city Law Director Paul Goldberg, who is negotiating terms with Mayor Mike Seferian and City Administrator Mike Beazley that would include getting rehired at a cheaper rate of pay for two years while he draws a retirement check.

Goldberg submitted a letter of retirement to Seferian that becomes effective April 30.

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It’s always nice to celebrate an anniversary or milestone of some sort – especially one that falls on a nice-round number like 10, 25 or 50.

On Tuesday, April 19, Lake Elementary School will do just that, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its existence.

But it almost didn’t get to this point.

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The Oregon school board at a meeting on April 7 voted to eliminate three of six central office administrative positions in a continuing bid to cut costs in the financially strapped district.

The positions that are being eliminated include special education supervisor, technology director, and testing coordinator. The positions of assistant superintendent, director of student services, and curriculum director will be reorganized or consolidated.

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