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       After receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation,, officials in the Village of Elmore have moved a village-owned nativity scene from Ory Park, where for years it was displayed during the Christmas season, to the front yard of a resident on Rice Street. The letter advised the village that placing the display on a public park was unconstitutional.

        However, the scene could be back at Ory Park next Christmas, Mayor Matt Damschroder says.

During this time of year, amidst the Christmas shopping and all of the obligations that come with the Christmas season, it's easy to forget about those who are less fortunate and struggling to get by.

Fortunately, we have organizations like the Old Newsboys Goodfellow Assocation who seek donations by selling newspapers during the holiday season in an effort to help those who are less fortunate. Whether it's donations that range from as low as 25 cents to 50 dollars, they add up and make a difference. 

Christmas and the holidays in general are a time when family and friends get together to celebrate the bonds they have with each other.

The season is also a time when we bring out the best food possible to feed our souls.

For many, especially those with Hungarian roots, nothing says “Christmas” more than fresh kolbasz, hurka and head cheese. In fact, the lines of customers out the door at Takacs Grocery and Meats shows many are willing to make the pilgrimage to the old neighborhood in East Toledo to bring home and enjoy their culinary history.

        Oregon City Council on Monday will consider an ordinance that establishes a capital improvement charge for the Water Treatment Plant Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) Infrastructure Improvements Project.

      “In 2014, we decided to add ozone treatment to the water treatment plant,” Public Service Director Paul Roman said at a committee of the whole meeting last week. “Ozone is literally taking pure oxygen, electrifying it, using it in the form of a gas, to oxydize and disinfect water. It’s much more powerful and more efficient than the use of chlorine. By using ozone, you’re going to use less chlorine. It will actually improve water taste and odor. But probably the main reason for ozone is that it kills microcystin much quicker than what chlorine can do.”

         Oregon City Council on Monday will consider passing a capital improvements charge for Phase 2 of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Secondary Treatments Improvement Project.

        In order to eliminate wastewater treatment plant bypasses and sanitary sewer overflows that are detrimental to Lake Erie, the city is required by the Ohio EPA to increase the secondary treatment capacity of the plant from 24 million gallons per day (MGD) to 36 MGD. The project will eliminate secondary treatment bypasses to Lake Erie and sanitary sewer overflows to Otter Creek during wet weather events.

 

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