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Dick Eppstein, long time president of the Northwest Ohio Better Business Bureau, has seen it all — scams, junk mail, identity theft, and internet schemes.

Eppstein, his family members, and even other employees in the BBB office have been scammed. Eppstein himself noticed a $4,000 charge on his credit card for a purchase he did not make. No one is immune.

Good things come to those who wait.

And for regular users of the Genoa High School gymnasium, the clock is ticking down on the $1.4 million renovation slated for completion by Dec. 27.

“We are ahead of schedule right now,” Superintendent Dennis Mock said as he walked through the construction area Monday morning.

Jail garden lauded by state auditor

Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost has recognized Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer’s efforts to save tax dollars, presenting the sheriff with the first-ever Auditor of State Taxpayer Hero Award.

The sheriff implemented a garden program for inmates at the county jail, which saves the county thousands of dollars in food costs.

You see them in every community. Once vibrant commercial buildings become vacant, dilapidated structures and a blight to the community. What should be done about them?

Oregon council has been debating whether to pressure property owners to clean up the sites, or take it slowly and work with them to assist in development down the road.

Oregon City Council recently approved a request to allow two men over the age of 35 to take a civil service test in hopes of getting hired in the police department

Council in July considered passing an ordinance that would set the maximum age requirement to 35 for those who want to join the police department, but would grant waivers under certain conditions.

Under the Ohio Revised Code, unless provided by ordinance, the maximum age for a new officer is 35.

Made in the U.S.A.

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