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Oregon wants to develop a downtown district to facilitate economic growth. The proposal is not new, but the city is eager to give it a much closer look this year.

“It’s not near-term. It’s going to be a five to 10 year effort,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley.

The district would include an area bounded by Isaac Streets Drive, Dustin Road, Navarre Avenue, and Harbor Drive, with the possibility of extending it to Pickle, he said.

In a matter of months, high power rifle and pistol competitors at Camp Perry will be able to enjoy the same state-of-the-art electronic Kongsberg Target Systems targets used at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Talladega Marksmanship Park, without having to make the haul all the way to Alabama.

On the Camp Perry Petrarca Range in Port Clinlton, KTS targets for rifle, pistol and smallbore are currently being installed. The project is going according to plan and is within budget – with completion expected by the end of June for CMP use and those attending the National Matches.

A friend of mine is a farmer out in Montana. She’s also eight months pregnant with her first child.

Recently she looked out her window and saw a worker spraying pesticides on her neighbor’s farm. Concerned for the health of her baby, she called the neighbor about the spraying. “Oh,” the neighbor asked, “do you want him to spray your land too?”

She remained polite on the phone but was internally panicked. What had he sprayed, and how would it affect her child?

A bill pending in the state legislature aims to help dairy farmers meet expected cost increases for implementing new manure regulations.

The bill authorizes an income tax credit for Ohio livestock owners who make eligible investments in equipment and facilities for storing and handling manure as well as its application and transportation.

The credit is capped at 50 percent of the investments made between 2005 and Jan. 1, 2020. Livestock owners are to claim the credit over five years.

The Oregon police division is applying for a Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant to buy up to 10 new armored bulletproof vests for its officers.

City council on Monday is expected to approve the application. The city would be required to provide a match that is one-third of the cost of the grant. The maximum award the city may receive in the 2016-2017 fiscal year is $6,890.

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership, created by the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998 is a U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to provide a critical resource to state and local law enforcement. The Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) administers the BVP Program.

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