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Oregon Councilman Mike Seferian attributed his dominant win over incumbent Mayor Marge Brown in the mayoral primary on Tuesday to perseverance.

“I worked hard. I thought I would do well. But I was very pleased when the vote totals started coming in,” said Seferian. “I felt my supporters were getting out the message I was trying to give, and people were listening.”

Seferian, 51, will face Brown, 72, in the November election. Seferian, who has been on council for nine terms, won 54 percent of the vote, while Brown, who is seeking reelection to a third term, won 37 percent. Grocer Marvin Dabish finished last with less than 9 percent of the vote.

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United States Navel Sea Cadets from the Commodore Perry Division of Greater Toledo kicked off two years of training in August with the 2009 Sea Cadet Challenge, hosted by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, other naval units and Harbor View Yacht Club.

Several youths, ages 10-18, from the Press coverage area and their parents participated in the event. The Sea Cadet program has been in the United States since the early 1950s.

For the local Sea Cadets, this was their first sailing trip on Lake Erie.

Approximately 12 sailing vessels took the Sea Cadets on a three-hour trip into western Lake Erie. Several power vessels from Harbor View Yacht Club, located at 2180 Autokee St. in Oregon, accompanied the sailing vessels in support of the exercise.

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The Press encourages responses to articles and opinions. In order to provide for fair comment, The Press will have the following policy covering election letters to the editor:

The last issue for letters will be the second issue (Oct 26) before the November election. No letters will be published in the November 2 issue immediately prior to the (Nov. 3) election except for letters limited to direct rebuttal of election-related issues appearing in the second to last issue

No new political information can be introduced in the issue immediately before the election. This is to prevent factual inaccuracies without a fair chance for correction.

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Northwood City Council, following months of debate, approved a lower salary for the city’s planning, zoning, and economic development coordinator, Kimberly Grames, at a meeting Sept. 10.

Grames became the city’s interim zoning inspector after former zoning inspector Heather Sayler accepted a job with the City of Bowling Green last year.

Grames had been earning an annual salary of $43,394, which was the same salary as Sayler. But some on council thought Grames’s salary should be less at $39,970 as a result of the poor economy.

“I still don’t fully understand this,” said Councilman Dave Gallaher at a meeting Sept. 3. Gallaher and Councilman Dean Edwards voted against reducing Grames’s salary.

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Job attraction and retention will be the focus of a business/local government summit to be hosted by the Lake Township trustees.

The summit, which is open to the public, will be held Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the township administration building.

“The board will be inviting a diverse group of Lake Township business owners, property owners, and residents to discuss job attraction and job retention in our township,” Richard Welling, a trustee said.

In addition, topics such as marketing strategies for the township, identifying regional resources and  corridors poised for growth, streamlining governmental processes to assist development, and procuring grants will be up for discussion, he said, adding the summit will be “the first of many demonstrating the partnership of business and Lake Township.”

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Ebola outbreak

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