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Oregon City Council on Monday voted 6-1 to place on the Nov. 6 general election ballot a proposed charter change that would extend their time in office from two years to four-year, staggered terms.

Oregon voters have overwhelmingly defeated similar proposals in the past.

Currently, all seven council seats are up for re-election every two years as dictated by the city charter.

The Oregon school board last Tuesday voted 5-0 for P.J. Kapfhammer to be president of the board.

Dick Gabel was president until he resigned recently due to health issues. The board also voted for board member Diane Gadus, who had been acting president, as vice president of the board. 

“I love this district and have spent my entire life in this community,” Kapfhammer said in a press release issued by the school district.  “The schools have been good to me and helped prepare me for success as a businessman.  I am honored to be elected President of the Oregon City Schools Board of Education.  We now have a new board and I am looking forward to providing the leadership necessary to move this district forward.”

The Toledo Area Humane Society (TAHS) will continue its “$5 Friday” special adoption fee for kittens and cats through August.

The “$5 Friday” adoption special in June helped close to 270 cats and kittens find homes. Additionally, TAHS is introducing “$10 Tuesday” to help even more felines get adopted. “$10 Tuesday” begins Tuesday, July 10 and “$5 Friday” begins Friday, July 13. “$10 Tuesday” will also continue through August.

Three Indiana men face charges of drug possession after Lake Township police arrested them at the Super 8 Motel, Latcha Road.

Sgt. Scott Sims said the men were found with 700 pounds of marijuana, which police have estimated the street value at approximately $850,000.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Nally says after a rainfall, up to eight billion gallons of raw sewage enters Lake Erie. Nally said three billion gallons enters from Michigan alone.

Ohio state officials are appropriating $3 million dollars to create the Healthy Lake Erie Fund in an effort to establish regulatory control with the long term goal of reducing pollution entering the lake.

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