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Oregon City Council on Monday, following a public hearing, approved a permanent Special Use Exception (SUE) in a non-agricultural area at 6338 Brown Road for the purpose of housing livestock.

The Planning Commission last April had recommended approval of a temporary SUE in an R-1 Low Density Residential District for the applicants and property owners Mohamed Tawil and his wife Nabil.

A permit issued by the Lake Township zoning inspector that allows a developer to deepen a detention pond in the Freedom Estates subdivision and convert it into a permanent pond is being challenged by several subdivision residents who have filed an appeal.

Dave Miesmer, zoning inspector, said Tuesday he intends to place the matter on the township zoning board of appeal’s May meeting agenda.

An unexpected trio of volunteers has stepped up to help organize the farmer’s market in Genoa.

Genoa High School agricultural teacher Dave Stacklin along with students Rachel Weber and Madison Sheahan have offered to run the farmer’s market on behalf of the village this year.

Jeff Carpenter, treasurer of the Lake Local School District, describes a recent annual meeting of Ohio School Business Officials in Columbus as a “tale of woe.”

“Everything geared around the loss of funding,” he said last week.

The Lake school board has agreed to again seek more local revenues, voting April 18 to place a 6.75-mill, 3-year operating levy on the August ballot.

Brad Fields, of East Toledo, has always wanted to give back to his community.

After going and growing through some personal issues, Fields decided to give back to his community and help area youth along the way.

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