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The theft of ducks and Guinea fowl from her Sandusky County home has left Louise Linke more than a little perplexed.

She estimates someone came to her and her husband’s farm on County Road 2 during the afternoon of Oct. 3 while she was running errands and her husband was at work and removed four Guinea fowl and four brown ducks from a cage behind a shed.

“It had to be someone who knew our vehicles and knew my husband and I were both gone,” she said.

Even more perplexing, whoever took the birds left $60 in the latch of the door to their cage.

However, none of the birds were for sale. Linke said she had purchased the Guinea fowl about three months ago and the ducks shortly before then.

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Mercy Medical Partners and Oregon City Schools are forming a unique partnership to open a health care center on the Clay High School campus.

Inside the high school’s Door 25, 1,500 square feet is being converted into Mercy Health Center at OCS. The center, staffed by a nurse practitioner, will open its door to pediatric patients on Nov. 11 and be available to students and the public 20 hours per week.

Oregon school officials say the primary purpose is to keep students in class or be able to return to them to class as quickly as possible after being seen by a pediatric nurse, reducing student absenteeism.

Other programming will go along with the center.

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Remembrance Inc., a historical society, will host a dinner on November 2 at 6 p.m. honoring Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Michael Edwin Thornton, a Navy Seal Vietnam veteran, at the Radisson Hotel on the grounds of the University of Toledo Medical Center.

Thornton was awarded the medal for saving the life of his senior officer, Lieutenant Thomas R. Norris, who also earned the Medal of Honor in an unrelated incident.

Born on March 23, 1949, in Greenville, South Carolina, Thornton graduated from high school in 1967 and enlisted in the United States Navy later that year in Spartanburg.

He served aboard destroyers as a gunner's mate apprentice until November 1968, when he began Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training. Upon graduation, he was assigned to SEAL Team 1 and began a series of tours in southeast Asia which ran from January 1, 1970, to December 1972.

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The Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition (NOAC) has not approved a natural gas supplier for Oregon residents and other communities who are part of the group.

NOAC’s annual contract with its previous supplier, IGS Energy, expired in April.

As a result, consumers will revert back to Columbia Gas as their supplier, unless they independently negotiate rates with alternate natural gas companies.

NOAC represents communities that have banded together to negotiate cheaper rates for electric and natural gas customers in Oregon, Northwood, Lake Township, Toledo, Lucas County, Sylvania, Maumee, Perrysburg Township, Holland, and unincorporated areas of Lucas County.

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In 1991, Terry Jay Breymaier and wife Mary Nassar Breymaier were instrumental in the founding of Friends of Pearson — an organization that for nearly 25 years has been behind programming and the continued enhancement of 80-year-old Pearson Metropark.

Terry, now 66, has been president ever since, including interim president for the last five years as the organization seeks out new leadership.

Unfortunately, no one has come forward wanting to fill those leadership roles, and if it remains unfilled, the organization will vote on whether to disband at its November meeting.

The Breymaiers want people to know that even though Terry may resign as president, he will stay involved. New volunteers just need to step forward.

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