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Oregon plans to reactivate its emergency alert sirens at each of the city’s three fire stations. The sirens will be sounded whenever there is an emergency response needed between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. to improve public safety.

The alarms will be used as a secondary notification tool for Oregon firefighters in addition to their pagers.

“There’s a lot of road construction going on this summer in Oregon,” said Administrator Mike Beasley. “By sounding the sirens, it accomplishes two things: It’s a backup system for firefighters and they’ll hear those sirens. Also, it lets construction workers and people out driving around the fire stations know that there will be people coming in a hurry,” said Beasley.

He noted an accident that killed a motorist and injured another this month when a truck driven by a volunteer firefighter with the Portage Fire District in Oak Harbor collided with a car while en route to a fire in Clay Center.

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The Lucas County Fair will be held July 27 through Aug. 1 at the Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key Street, Maumee.

As always, this year’s fair will offer plenty for everyone in the family to see and do.

Grounds entertainment going on daily includes:
• Chainsaw carving by Dennis Beach with shows at 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 and 9 p.m.

• DOC Swan Magic/Comedy Show at 2, 6, 7 and 8 p.m.

• Game Hype, an exciting, free-admission video game attraction open during fair hours.

• Junior Fair Saddle Horse Shows going on daily at the north end of the fairgrounds.

• Livestock shows and auction.

• Old Village Historic Re-enactment.

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Northwood has completed repairs to a new baseball diamond in Brentwood Park that has been unused because of drainage problems.

The diamond is one of two that were built last fall.

The contractor, Ohio Excavating, had used a top layer of impervious blue clay on the diamond during its construction. As a result, the infield was repeatedly flooded after it rained.

The blue clay had been on site as part of the excavation of the adjacent Miracle League baseball diamond when it was constructed and was mixed with topsoil for the new diamond to save money.

Last week, Ohio Excavating trucked in stone to grade the infield, according to Administrator Pat Bacon, who has gone out to the park frequently to check the condition of the diamond.

“A trench was dug around the ball diamond, on the outside of the bases,” said Bacon. “They put in a drainage pipe, then put stones on top of that, then dirt on top of that.”

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On Thursday, July 15, Charles Hymore was refurbishing a former body shop he

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                 Charles Hymore's sidekick

bought at the intersection of Dearborn, Dover and Greenwood streets in East Toledo at approximately 6 p.m. when he let his three-year-old male Yorkshire terrier out the building to go to the bathroom.

“I have a big overhead door that I cracked open about a foot,” said Hymore, an Oregon resident. The dog was on a leash, which was connected to a 10-foot cable and secured within the building. The dog was out for just a couple of minutes, said Hymore, when he went to let it back inside the building.

“I didn’t want him outside for long because I was not there with him,” said Hymore, who is very attached to the dog, which he’s owned since it was a puppy.

“So I opened the door, and the cable was there, but the black and white checkered leash and my dog were gone.”

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Maria Silva, owner and manager of Shear Pleasure Hair Salon, worked for Judy Domini from 1971 to 1981 before

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Top Row: Janice Jones, Rhonda Trout, Sue (DeLeon) Sheets, Debbie Belkofer,
Bottom Row: Bobbi Henry, Maria Silva (owner), Michelle Newland

taking full ownership in June of 1981.

Maria celebrated her 25th anniversary in June 2006 and looks forward to 2011 when she will have owned the salon for 30 years.

She says her number-one accomplishment is her ability to keep her staff comfortable and in a contented atmosphere. Discussing the salon’s philosophy, she said:

“There is rarely any turnover of employees. We are truly a special sisterhood.

We may sound old fashioned but we credit our highest achievement as caring about people.

A warm and welcoming salon with a mission, we want our clients to experience a trusting, educational and upscale service.

The most popular service in the last year has been a color or foil with a haircut and style.

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$15 Hourly wage

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