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Oregon City Council last Monday unanimously approved a contract with the Oregon Police Patrolmen’s Association (OPPA) that does not include wage increases.

The contract period is from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014.

It started with a unique idea and an ad on Craigslist, and now it’s developed into an award winning band that’s opening for the Cleveland Browns.

It’s a feel good, rags-to-riches story for the seasoned veteran musicians that have formed the group Booyah!

“All around these are the best guys I’ve ever played with, hands down. This is basically the band I’ve been waiting for 25 years to play with–playing with guys this talented,” says guitarist and Genoa grad Bob Hamilton.

Northwood Mayor Mark Stoner remains a staunch supporter of his plan to have 24/7 Advanced Life Support (ALS) coverage in the city, despite some misgivings on council at a July 7 meeting.

Stoner, who was not at the meeting, told The Press this week that providing round the clock ALS coverage to residents is a priority that the city will be able to afford.

Riders Unlimited, Inc. has completed the purchase of a horse facility on Behlman Road near Oak Harbor and is now looking for volunteers to help with repairs.

The non-profit organization based in Fremont purchased the property that had been owned by  Robin Vess, who was convicted of animal cruelty in 2010 after officers from the Humane Society of Ottawa County responded to a call about the poor condition of more than 40 horses on the farm.

The Genoa school board has a potential buyer for the Brunner Elementary School building but the deal requires rezoning of the school property.

“We have accepted a buyer’s offer but the deal is contingent upon a zoning change,” said Superintendent Dennis Mock Wednesday. “Right now it is zoned R-1 and the buyer would like it rezoned B-1, like for a small business.”


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