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Facebook, Twitter added to Oregon PD site
Hoping to increase interaction with the public, the Oregon Police Department has been upgrading its website to include links to Facebook and Twitter.

“A lot of people follow Twitter on their cell phones so we wanted to try it out,” said Detective/Sgt. Tim Zale. “We can now correspond and interact with the public in real time.”

One post by the department last week on Facebook informed readers police had arrested a suspect in an attempted burglary in the Sylvandale area.

After a resident of Eastmoreland Drive near Sylvandale asked for more details, the police posted the suspect was from out of the area and appears to be mentally unstable.

“It seems to be an isolated incident and thanks to quick thinking from watchful neighbors, the person was taken into custody,” the police post says. “

Another post warns readers to not leave items in parked cars because the area has been hit by a rash of vehicle break-ins.

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Former Cardinal Stritch and Genoa football coach Bill Hrabak always said that he

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            Rex Arthur Damschroder

wanted to get into politics. Now, he’s getting his chance.

Hrabak is a candidate for Ohio House of Representatives District 81 in the November 2 general election. Representing the Constitution Party, he joins Democrat Benjamin E. Nutter and Republican Rex Arthur Damschroder on the ballot. The seat, now held by term-limited Jeff Wagner, R-Sycamore, covers parts of Seneca, Sandusky and Ottawa counties.

Politics is nothing new for Hrabak — he was a campaign volunteer for President Ronald Reagan and President George Bush’s election efforts. His original intention was to run in the Republican primary, but changed his decision after being interviewed by the Constitution Party.

“I am a pro-life advocated, Second Amendment supporter and Reagan conservative,” Hrabak wrote in campaign literature. “My decision to run for the Constitution Party is, in part, due to a lack of a true conservative direction by other parties.”

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Wind turbines that are providing energy to Oregon Schools also provides educational and curriculum advantages for the district’s students.

The “Wind for Schools” program allows students a more hands-on approach to alternative energy as students monitor and analyze the turbine’s performance in real time.

Dennis Slotnick, an environmental science and biology teacher at Clay High School, participated alongside representatives from SUREnergy and Chevron last week in a proposal to increase usage of wind turbines in the school district.

Slotnick’s presentation states that “any school can teach about wind energy with hands-on alternatives, and we do more than that at CHS.”

Output from a residential Skystream turbine already on campus helps Slotnick build a database curriculum for students. Slotnick’s classes have played a part in researching the benefits of wind turbines from the Skysteam 3.7 turbine operating at Clay’s Wind Research Facility.

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Even if farmers in Ohio ran an effective campaign against it, the chances of defeating a ballot initiative sponsored by a coalition of animal welfare advocates were still only 50-50, according to calculations of the Ohio Farmer Bureau Federation.

Weeks after the OFBF and other farm organizations, the Humane Society of the United States, and Gov. Ted Strickland announced a compromise that resulted in the coalition not proceeding with the ballot measure it said would decrease abusive practices on farms, the issue remains a hot topic in the agriculture community.

Ohioans for Humane Farms was poised to submit more than 500,000 signatures to the secretary of state to meet the June 30 deadline for placing the measure on the November ballot when Gov. Strickland contacted the parties to find an alternative solution.

Under the compromise, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, which was established after voters last fall strongly supported Issue 2, will remain the primary vehicle for establishing farm animal care practices.

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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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Christmas spending

Are spending more, less or the same amount this year for Christmas?
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