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Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

The Press newspaper staff and photographer won first and second place in The Press Club of Cleveland’s 2011 Excellence in Journalism awards.

The Press news staff, which includes news editors Kelly J. Kaczala and Larry Limpf, assistant editor Tammy Walro, sports editor Pat Eaken, and writer Melissa Burden, won first place in the breaking news category for coverage of a killer tornado that swept through Millbury and Lake Township on June 5, 2010.

Members of the Oregon City Federation of Teachers approved a three-year contract on Tuesday that will save money for the Oregon City Schools District.

“We had a general membership meeting early in the morning on Tuesday and ratified a tentative agreement,” said David Shafer, president of the 250-member union.

Shafer said he could not provide details of the agreement because the school board has not yet approved it. It is expected to go before the board next Wednesday.

After a career as a county extension agent, working with farmers who own modern machinery that plows, plants, and harvests fields of hundreds of acres, Ron Overmyer is helping growers in Africa who labor as subsistence farmers but dream of more.

Overmyer, of Oak Harbor, recently returned from a two-week trip to the Kasese District in Uganda where he held training sessions for maize (corn) growers.

Ask yourself this: When you call your dog, does it come to you or just give you that “whatever” look? When on walks, are you the pack leader or are you being pulled, trying to keep up with your sprinting pooch?

If you and your dog are not seeing eye-to-eye, maybe it is time you decide to get your little one trained.

Toledo’s PET (Prevent, Educate, Training) Bull Project will be holding a dog training clinic July 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Navarre Park.

Northwood Council voted 5-1 to make the full-time fire chief position part-time at a meeting on July 7.

Administrator Dennis Recker will now interview candidates for the position, then make a recommendation to Mayor Mark Stoner on a final candidate.

Council had questioned the need to hire a full-time chief to replace former Chief Tim Romstadt, who resigned his full-time position earlier this year. Council has advertised for a full-time chief, but had also been considering hiring a part-time chief that would save the city money.


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