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It was Sunday evening after Thanksgiving break in 2009 the Escobar sisters, Abby and Gabby (born just 15 months apart) were at their East Toledo home relaxing before school started again when their mother discovered that an electric blanket had caught fire upstairs in her bedroom.
The flames moved quickly across the carpet and soon their entire home was engulfed in flames. Emotions were running high as they called the fire department. As they watched their house burning, tears flowed knowing that they were losing so much. In the end, no one was hurt or injured, but the Escobars lost everything and did not have insurance to cover the damages.
Negotiations for the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department union have entered the fact-finding stage.
“It (the contract proposal) went to the fact finder last Friday,” said Sheriff Steve Levorchick. “They should come back in 30 days with a ruling. It will either be settled or head to conciliation.”
Last May, veteran police sergeant Michael Powell gave a presentation to Woodmore’s High School students.
This year, Sgt. Powell came back to Woodmore to spread the message of being street smart to seventh grade students. Powell shared the presentation with parents and community members as well.
In its Oct. 17 and Oct. 24 editions, The Press published its Voters’ Guide for the November 8 General Election that included candidate profiles in Northwood and Oregon. In the Oct. 24 edition of The Press, Oregon city council and school board candidates answered a series of questions posed by The Press regarding issues facing the community. The Voters’ Guide published seven of eight Oregon city council candidates’ answers to the questions. The answers of Mike Sheehy, an incumbent councilman who is also president of council, were accidentally omitted. The Press regrets the error. Here are Sheehy’s answers to the questions:
Oregon City Council will hold a public hearing at 8 p.m. on Nov. 18 in council chambers on Seaman Road on a request for a Special Use Permit for outside storage of car dealership vehicles at 2200 Woodville Road.
The Oregon Planning Commission at a meeting last month recommended approval, with some specifications.
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