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The Stony Ridge Summer Festival and Flea Market would have celebrated its 40th year this July but the economy, torn up roads, state licensing mandates, lack of volunteers and past bad weather forced organizers to take a year off.

According to Karen Nicely, president of the Stony Ridge Civic Association, the group is currently discussing plans for next year.

John Dandar, of Curtice, stood in line with his fellow workers to thank President Obama for saving his job. What he received, in the end, was two priceless mementos from the experience.

Dandar’s wife, Maggi, a photographer, took photos of then presidential candidate Barack Obama, when he visited Maumee Bay State Park, in Oregon, in 2008.

Area farmers took advantage of a few days of dry weather to get into their fields and try to salvage what has been a planting season overwhelmed by record-breaking rainfall.

In Sandusky County, about 10 percent of the corn crop and about 3 percent of the soybean crop had been planted prior to last week, said W. Todd Warner, executive director of the county’s Farm Service Agency office.

The spell of dry weather earlier this month, however, allowed growers in some areas of the county to plant as much as 80 percent of their corn acreage, Warner estimates.

Oregon City Schools is moving closer to deciding whether to put up two wind turbines at Clay High School, two at Coy Elementary and two more at Jerusalem Elementary.

Jim Gilmore, City of Oregon commissioner of building and zoning, told The Press one turbine at Clay will be 286 feet in height and one will be 279 feet in height. They will be able to withstand winds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Northwood City Council may be inching closer to hiring a full-time fire chief after discussing City Administrator Dennis Recker’s latest recommendation to hire a part-time chief.

Council and the administration have been vacillating on their decision between hiring a part-time or full-time fire chief since the death of a resident brought to light issues, including EMS service gaps, within the fire department.

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