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Oregon mayoral candidates Mike Seferian, Marge Brown, and Marvin Dabish participated in a taped roundtable discussion on the issues Thursday morning on WTVG Channel 13 with anchorman Jeff Smith as moderator. The program will be broadcast at noon Sunday, 14 days before the Sept. 15 mayoral primary.

The station submitted several questions beforehand, according to Dabish and Brown.

Those questions include:
• What is your read on Oregon right now, and what is the action plan for the next year?
• Now, what is the idea for a coking plant, or some other type of major industry that can bring jobs?
• Should Oregon be a bigger player in the alternate energy push? Why not create a wind turbine field near the bay?
• Are there any concerns there would be a voter mistake at the voting booth considering your first names all start  with an M and a wrong move could way the vote the other way?

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Ohio's popular deer-gun season opens statewide on Nov. 30, offering hunters a full week to harvest a whitetail. The upcoming season will again include an extra weekend of gun hunting on Dec. 19-20, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

Deer can be hunted with a legal muzzleloader, handgun or shotgun from one half-hour before sunrise to sunset through Dec. 6 and Dec. 19-20. With a pre-hunting season population estimate of 650,000 white-tailed deer, the ODNR Division of Wildlife anticipates 115,000 to 125,000 deer will be killed during the nine-day season. Approximately 420,000 hunters are expected to participate in this year's season, including many out-of-state hunters.

The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal in Ohio, frequently pursued by generations of hunters. Ohio ranks 8th nationally in annual hunting-related sales and 10th in the number of jobs associated with the hunting-related industry. Each year, hunting has an $859 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more.

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Keith Marok is a man of many interests.

Not only does Marok design and make jewelry, but he is a professional glass maker and soda pop entrepeneur. Yes, soda pop.

"He is a multi-talented kind of guy. Very creative," Kathy Steingraber said.

Steingraber, an East Toledo native who lives in Oregon, is the former president of the Downtown Warehouse District Association. She is a member/property owner of St. Clair Village, Inc. in downtown Toledo.

Located in St. Clair Village is The Little Gallery, a commission-free gallery at 46 S. St. Clair St. Marok, 35, shows his glass art at The Little Gallery's exhibits, which are held every third Thursday of the month.

"Everybody who exhibits here, exhibits free," Steingraber said. "Anything they sell is theirs. We don't take any of the money. It's a wonderful event."

Marok and his wife, Amanda, own a company called Marok's GlassRoots.

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The Carroll Township Police Department and Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the theft of credit cards from a woman who left her purse in her car while at work.

According to police, the theft occurred Oct. 17 while the car was in the parking lot of the Wild Wings Restaurant & Lounge, 9055 State Route 2. A window had been smashed and cash and credit cards were reported stolen.

Surveillance video shows a female suspect using a credit card at a Speedway store in Northwood, the sheriff’s department said.

A male and another female may also be involved in the use of the stolen cards, Detective Amy Harrell, of the sheriff’s department said, adding the cards have been used to purchase gift certificates at Sears at the Woodville Mall, Lowe’s stores in Toledo and Fremont, and a Kohl’s store in Perrysburg.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Carroll Township Police Department at (419) 898-4906 or Detective Harrell at the sheriff’s department (419) 734-4404.

Tips may also be submitted to the sheriff’s Web site: www.ottawacountysheriff.org.

Cardinal Stritch volleyball coach John Kazmaier and Northview coach Tony Geer are no strangers.

They coach together in the same club with Glass City Volleyball, and they were asked over the summer if they wanted to get their teams together to raise money for charity.

On Aug. 20, Stritch and visiting Northview raised more than $1,600 for the Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center of Northwest Ohio.

The event was sponsored by Glass City Volleyball, a Junior Olympic-style program that runs from January through May. Kazmaier, in his first season at Cardinal Stritch, coaches a 17-year-old squad with Glass City, which competes in Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania.

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