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Oregon - Bronze Star recipient to take part in memorial
Written by Larry Limpf   
Thursday, 20 May 2010 15:17

At home in Oregon after serving a tour of duty in Iraq, Ralph Berry spends as much time as he can with his two sons.

“I’m a family man. I love the outdoors and like to take them out whenever I can,” says Berry, an Army sergeant who was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor while serving in Iraq.

The medal sits in a closet and Berry says he rarely thinks about it.

“I’d give it back in a minute if it meant some people would not be shot or injured. I don’t even look at it,” he said. “I was just doing my job. I was in the wrong place at the right time.”

The medal certificate praises Berry for his actions during a battle in which he faced “concentrated and high volume of enemy fire” to provide covering fire that prevented his position from being over run and allowed for the evacuation and treatment of his wounded battalion commander.

The medal was presented by then Major General Raymond T. Odierno, who assumed command of U.S. forces in Iraq in September, 2008, following his assignment as the commanding general of Army III Corps from May, 2006 to September, 2008.

 
Local couple hoping to win dream wedding, honeymoon
Written by Tammy Walro   
Thursday, 20 May 2010 15:15

Crystal Bowersox is not the only local young woman who needs your vote to make a dream come true.

Kelsey Perry, a 2006 graduate of Genoa High School, and her fiancé Justin Wehr are among 10 finalists for a dream wedding at St. Lucia Lighthouse in a contest being sponsored by Jasmine Bridal & Coconut Bay Resort & Spa.

Kelsey and Justin are the only couple from Ohio to make it into the top 10, beating out over 30,000 other couples nationwide. Winners receive a dream wedding and honeymoon. Jasmine Bridal will also dress the bride and her entire bridal party.

Perry, who learned about the contest while looking at wedding dresses online, submitted the following entry: “My fiancé and I are like a fairytale relationship, only without the happy ending. We have been dating now for about three years, but have been friends much longer. When we first met, I was dating a real jerk of a guy. He did everything that a man could possibly do to degrade a woman and I mean everything.

 
Oregon council picks Ed Ellis as new fire chief
Written by Kelly Kaczala   
Thursday, 20 May 2010 15:13

Oregon City Council by a split vote last week approved district fire chief Edmund Ellis as the city’s new fire chief, effective June 7.

Mayor Mike Seferian recommended to council at a special meeting that Ellis, a veteran of the fire department, be appointed to the position.

Council voted 4-3 for Ellis, 61, who has considerable support from the department’s rank and file firefighters.

Councilmen Jerry Peach, Dennis Walendzak, Sandy Bihn, and James Seaman voted in favor of Ellis, while Councilmen Mike Sheehy, Terry Reeves, and Clint Wasserman were opposed.

A safety committee meeting was held before the special council meeting to discuss Seferian’s recommendation.

Ellis replaces former Chief Bill Wilkins, who retired soon after Seferian was elected Oregon mayor last November to take a job with the state fire marshal’s office.

Ellis’s annual salary as chief will be $74,003.4, $3,500 below the minimum set for the salary schedule for fire chief, said Seferian, because Ellis has not yet received his 240 hour firefighter certification training from the state. The certification is one of the requirements of the position. Ellis has one year to obtain the certification. At that time, he will receive the proper pay scale as chief.

 
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