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Area farmers took advantage of a few days of dry weather to get into their fields and try to salvage what has been a planting season overwhelmed by record-breaking rainfall.

In Sandusky County, about 10 percent of the corn crop and about 3 percent of the soybean crop had been planted prior to last week, said W. Todd Warner, executive director of the county’s Farm Service Agency office.

The spell of dry weather earlier this month, however, allowed growers in some areas of the county to plant as much as 80 percent of their corn acreage, Warner estimates.

Oregon City Schools is moving closer to deciding whether to put up two wind turbines at Clay High School, two at Coy Elementary and two more at Jerusalem Elementary.

Jim Gilmore, City of Oregon commissioner of building and zoning, told The Press one turbine at Clay will be 286 feet in height and one will be 279 feet in height. They will be able to withstand winds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Northwood City Council may be inching closer to hiring a full-time fire chief after discussing City Administrator Dennis Recker’s latest recommendation to hire a part-time chief.

Council and the administration have been vacillating on their decision between hiring a part-time or full-time fire chief since the death of a resident brought to light issues, including EMS service gaps, within the fire department.

Last weekend was special for a lot of Millbury and Lake Township residents, but it couldn’t have been more emotional than it was for young Steve Welling.

The 26-year-old Welling has been playing the acoustic guitar for about six years now and on occasion he has even scribbled down a few song lyrics. Saturday night just a few minutes before midnight and a year after the tornado hit the area, he was able to perform a song he wrote. Not just any song, but a song devoted to all the people who helped in the recovery after the tornado and to his grandfather, Irwin Welling, who died July 29 as a result of an infection from his injuries, becoming the seventh victim.

No sale/lease of turnpike without lawmakers’ OK
The version of the biennium budget measure approved Wednesday by the Ohio Senate requires legislative approval before the Ohio Turnpike can be leased or sold, said Senator Mark Wagoner (R – Toledo), who also noted the budget closes a projected $8.5 billion shortfall without raising taxes.

Governor John Kasich’s $55.5 billion executive budget proposal included language allowing the administration authority to broker a lease of the turnpike but didn’t explicitly call for putting the turnpike up for sale.


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