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Oregon City Council passed an ordinance that requires second hand goods dealers, such as pawn brokers, to provide the police department with an electronic record of goods to help police deal with an increase in reports of receiving stolen property.

“The reason for this ordinance is that the Oregon police division has experienced an increase in crime for receiving stolen property by dealers and second hand goods,” said Law Director Melissa Purpura at a council meeting Monday. “This offense is often the result of the theft of jewelry, electronics, tools and other collectibles. This ordinance would require second hand dealers to now keep records and provide those records online to the Oregon Police Division.”

A second public forum to address heroin addiction problems in the Woodville-Elmore area has been scheduled for May 15 at 2 p.m. at Woodmore High School.

Organizers said the large turnout of about 300 residents for the first forum in March prompted them to plan a second to further discuss issues surrounding the opiate/heroin problem in the area.

Panelists will include representatives from agencies in Ottawa and Sandusky counties and other organizations will have displays and resource information available.

The administrative offices of two area villages are moving to new locations.

In the Village of Gibsonburg, officials expect to be in a building at 526 N. Webster within a few weeks, according to Marc Glotzbecker, administrator.

“We don’t have an exact date yet,” he said, “But we’re looking at the next couple of weeks. It’s on the near horizon.”

The village purchased the property in December 2014, according to records in the Sandusky County auditor’s office. The building’s former owner used it to manufacture concrete items for Whirlpool Corp.

In a divided vote, the Oregon school board decided not to renew contracts for two teachers at its April 19 meeting.

The board voted 3-2 not to renew the contracts for Amy Hineline, a fifth grade teacher at Eisenhower Intermediate School and Ana Hernandez, a Spanish 1 teacher at Fassett Junior High School.

Terri Hook, president of the Oregon City Federation of Teachers, spoke on behalf of Hineline and Hernandez at the meeting. Hook said she had “great concern” that the teachers were highly rated by trained evaluators, which she believed should carry more weight.

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to and clicking the icon in the upper right corner.

Hello Folks:
Some have stood for over 2,000 years. They were here before the Birth of Christ . . . probably just young and robust saplings then, but well on their way in their 2,000 year journey upward to become the tallest living organisms on the planet. At 350 feet tall, they have no equal in the plant or animal kingdom. The Redwoods of Northern California are a sight to behold and cherish.

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