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With just weeks away from Election Day, a flier slinging mud at an Oregon School Board candidate is making the rounds.

The flier, distributed anonymously to the media and throughout the city, notes that P.J. Kapfhammer, one of three candidates vying for two board seats, has a criminal past.

Arraignment hearings are scheduled for Oct. 19 for two suspects in the robbery last week of the Millbury branch of Genoa Bank on State Route 51.

Steven Perales, 45, of Georgetown Drive, Oregon, and Heather Beasley, 24, who gave no address to authorities, have been charged in Ottawa County Municipal Court with aggravated robbery.

Financing program criticized by group
A new report outlines problems with a trend among cities using what is called tax-increment financing, contending the practice has become a subsidy for developers rather than a targeted tool for revitalizing neighborhoods.

The Ohio Public Interest Research Group released the report last week.

Susan Swain, of Moline, is an animal lover, but that love can only go so far.

Like many homeowners across the country, the Swains are being visited and sometimes harassed by the dozen or so feral cats that have taken up residence in her neighborhood – some in her back yard.

Many local governments are against Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to centralize income tax collection for municipalities and charge a fee to administer the service.

The plan would, according to the Kasich administration, lower costs, reduce staff, provide greater consistency and improve compliance with the tax code.


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