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Oregon council unanimously passed the city’s operating budget at a meeting Dec. 21.

“I’m encouraged it’s a solid budget,” said Councilman Mike Sheehy.

“I think the process was good,” said Councilman Sandy Bihn. “I just wanted to alert everyone that what we’re doing is projecting our revenues for 2010. I think they’re less conservative perhaps than in the past,” she said of the $16,108,000 budget. “We’re projecting our revenues less than what we’re projecting our expenses without the capital improvement budget. So I’m just cautioning that the economy and what’s going on with the rising expenses may be hitting some kind of a balancing act with us as time goes on through 2010. Hopefully that won’t be the case, but it may be.”

Councilman Jerry Peach said the administration will be watching revenues “very closely.”

“I think that provides us with some reassurance,” said Peach.

Councilman James Seaman, who is chairman of the Finance Committee, said employee wages and contracts are set two years providing some stability to the budget.

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Jeff Apel is a happy — and humbled — man.

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When Apel, a Martin resident, put together a DVD entitled “The Journey Begins,” his intention wasn't to make anyone famous or garner any awards. His goal for the video "was our desire to come up with a resource that could help introduce young people to the outdoors and create an interest for them to start exploring it in their own way."

“The Journey Begins” was produced by Jeff and his wife, Esmeralda's, new production company, Straight Arrow Productions LLC. Jeff began filming the DVD in June 2006 and ended in January 2009. Editing and producing the 92-minute video concluded last June.

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The entire Yenrick family was honored at the Glass Key Awards ceremony

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Tim Yenrick Dave Yenrick

Tuesday, held at Inverness Country Club. That includes parents Robert E. and Jane Palmer Yenrick and their five children.

Timothy Yenrick, director of the Greater Toledo Chapter of the American Red Cross, writes in his biography, “When you are the fourth child in a family of five being raised by Bob and Jane Yenrick, family and community service is not something you think about, it is something you just do.

“Growing up on Forsythe Street in East Toledo holds many fond memories. My grandmother, Cornelia Harpster Palmer, lovingly called ‘Gram,’ and my siblings were a great influence on me. At age 103, Gram’s advice was to ‘do something constructive every day.’ I have tried to follow her advice,” Tim continues.

Deb Yenrick is the oldest of the five siblings. She attended Mary Manse College with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology; the University of Toledo with a master’s in Special Education, and completed 34 hours in a doctorate program for administration.

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East Toledo’s Yenrick family was honored Tuesday night during the first annual

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Toledo Glass Key Awards ceremony at Inverness Country Club.

Mayor Carty Finkbeiner and co-hosts honored deserving Toledoans for their lifetime of service to Toledo. Included among them were humanitarians, educators and civic leaders who, over the past 25 years, have committed themselves to making Toledo a better place to live.

A press releases states that a major factor considered when selecting the nominees was their continuing commitment to the region over a period of time.

“Many individuals participate periodically in various events benefiting our community, but few continue this contribution year in and year out. The award winners of this prestigious Glass Key truly demonstrate a lifelong commitment to Toledo and Northwest Ohio. These dedicated individuals have selflessly given of their time, knowledge, and resources.  They have touched the lives of countless people in this community,” the release states.

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Oregon received 51 applications for the position of administrator by the Dec. 15 deadline, most of which came from outside the area.

Mayor Mike Seferian said at a Dec. 21 council meeting that he is currently considering a couple of candidates for the post.

“I’ve been in touch with a couple of people very interested in the job,” Seferian said at the meeting. “If one of them confirm, we could come to some sort of agreement. I may know as soon as Dec. 28. I would be looking forward to letting council become aware of that. If that works out, we might be able to appoint someone early January.”

Seferian told The Press on Dec. 29 that he is now focusing on one individual who stands out from the rest, though he wouldn’t disclose his identity.

The candidate, he said, has extensive experience in government in northwest Ohio and is currently mulling over several job offers from other employers.

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