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A proposed ordinance that would clarify when Special Use and Conditional Use permits could be approved by the the Oregon Plan Commission and city council is under review.

The proposal is in response to concerns by some on council earlier this year about the number of permits approved for used car lots and storage facilities on Woodville Road and Navarre Avenue. Council approved a temporary moratorium on issuing permits to car lots and storage facilities until the city could address the issue.

The proposed legislation would allow council to consider Special Use permits on a “case by case basis.”

“We are working through a few different permutations of the legislation,” City Administrator Mike Beazley said at a council meeting last month. “There’s a variety of ways to tackle the question about things like special uses for service stations, used car lots or outside storage and sales.”

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The Village of Oak Harbor will hold two public meetings Oct. 15 to discuss sewer system improvements, specifically the proposed Church Street project.

The meetings take place at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Community Market/VFW Memorial Hall, 251 W. Main Street. Representatives of Jones and Henry Engineers, Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program and Ottawa Regional Planning Commission will be there.

After several years of increased street flooding and water in basements, Oak Harbor officials continue to plan infrastructure improvements, according to Village Administrator Randy Genzman.

While recent rain storms have been moderate compared to the last several years, other steps have been taken to relieve flooding.

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Genoa and Woodmore schools are gearing up for levy campaigns in the fall election.

Genoa is asking voters to approve an emergency levy that will, if approved, generate $800,000 annually for five years to help underwrite the costs of daily operations, including salaries, benefits, classroom materials and transportation.

The amount equates to a 4.99-mill levy. However, the levy language is written based on the dollar value so that changing property value rates won’t affect the levy’s yearly income, according to superintendent Dennis Mock.

For the owner of a $100,000 home, the levy would cost an additional $174.60 annually in property taxes.

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Two communities rally on behalf of Kaylee, Carly

Imagine being born with a genetic illness that causes you to age eight to ten years for every year that you are alive.

There is such a disorder and it is called Pound Progeria.

Eastwood fifth grader Kaylee Halko lives with Pound Progeria. So does four-year-old Carly Kudzia of Whitehouse.

They are the only two children in Ohio diagnosed with Progeria, and combined represent 13 percent of all the children in the United States diagnosed with Progeria.

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R.C. Waters Elementary School Is one of 14 Ohio schools named a National Blue Ribbon School Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education.

“We are just thrilled, and proud, and excited about the news,” said Guy Parmigian, Benton-Carroll-Salem School District superintendent, Tuesday afternoon shortly after learning the news. “It is a tribute the effort of our staff and all the others who have worked to improve the school.”.

R.C. Waters Elementary, overseen by Principal Karen Gruber, is the only Ottawa County school to make the list.

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Ebola outbreak

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