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New sheriff sets administrative staff
Ottawa County Sheriff Stephen Levorchick has appointed Jeffrey Hickman to be Chief Deputy and Brad York to the Captain of Operations position.

The sheriff said Hickman, who has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, is an asset to the community and department and is able to work “with the public as well as the sheriff’s office staff.”

Oregon is seeking the renewal of three levies on the November 8 ballot.

Voters are being asked to renew an existing 2 ¼ percent five-year levy on income that is needed to run the city.

Many parents attending a school board meeting last Tuesday were critical of the board’s approval of pay hikes for 12 administrators in the Oregon City Schools District.

The board had approved raises for 12 administrators at an August 16 meeting. Superintendent Mike Zalar received the biggest raise, from $116,965 to $130,221.

The Press asked Councilman Dave Gallaher and Mayor Mark Stoner, who are running for Northwood mayor, questions to give voters a better understanding on where they stood on the issues facing the city. Here is what they had to say:

What is the biggest issue facing Northwood, and how would you address it as mayor?

District 3 incumbent councilman Mike Craig says the difference between he and challenger Shaun Enright is that he is pro-business.

Enright says he is all about neighborhoods.

“I have a different view than Mike on what’s needed for East Toledo. Our plan isn’t just something we pulled out of our pocket. I really feel our approach is the right approach. My plans are legit — they are well thought out,” Enright said.

race relations improved

Has President Obama, America's first African American president, improved race relations since he has been in office?
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