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Two Oregonians took first and second place in 13abc’s Extreme Weight Loss Challenge, the results for which were announced live from Super Fitness in Toledo May 20.

Robert Michael Ray, owner of Oregon Village Apartments, took first place in the contest by losing 114 pounds over the course of the six­month challenge, which included monthly group challenges and weigh­ins for the five competitors.

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Volunteers working with One Voice for East Toledo posted a map in their so-called “war room” that keeps tracks of properties surveyed for the Lucas County Land Reutilization Corporation, or land bank.

“The goal of the land bank is to have a data base of all properties in the whole city of Toledo, so that’s important,” said East Toledo Family Center community builder Jodi Gross, the One Voice leader.

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Bowling Green State University, Ironwood Block Watch, Oakdale Community, East Toledo Family Center, the One Voice for East Toledo Initiative, LISC, and a number of other collaborators will be painting another mural on East Broadway at the viaduct.

BGSU graduate Maura Meyers has been chosen to design the mural and help lead a team of university students and volunteers in painting a mural.

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The Village of Oak Harbor finished some municipal business Monday, affirming a contract with its new administrator and picking a person to fill a recently vacated council seat.

Village council voted unanimously for a $70,000 annual contract for new Village Administrator Randy Genzman. The contract is open-ended, containing no specific date for reviews for re-negotiations and no clauses for buyouts in the event of an unexpected departure as previous contracts have provided outgoing employees.

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The Eastwood school board Monday took another step toward seeking voter approval for a new elementary school on the district’s central campus, passing a resolution requesting that the Ohio School Facilities Commission update the project data for fiscal year 2015.

“When we originally did a project resolution it was for fiscal 2014,” said Dave Michel, district treasurer. “This changes it to fiscal year ’15. We are progressing as far as attempting to construct a building on the campus.”

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