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Voters give nod to Molnar, Gadus, and Gabel
The Oregon school board will see fresh faces with the election of Carol-Ann Molnar and Diana Gadus last Tuesday.
Voters also returned incumbent Richard Gabel to another term, but voted against re-electing school board president Jeff Ziviski to a second term.
Molnar was the top vote getter, according to unofficial results from the Toledo-Lucas County Board of Elections. Molnar received 5,157 votes, or 32.04 percent of the vote. Molnar, 67, is a retired teacher.
Gabel, 66, came in second with 3,726, or 23.15 percent of the vote. Gabel is retired from the CSX coal and ore docks.
Gadus came in third, with 3,631 votes, or 22.56 percent of the vote. Gadus, 44, is a physical education and art teacher at Central Catholic Schools.
“I’m very grateful that I’m able to share my experiences and the knowledge I’ve gained in the field of education at a level that’s going to help the kids in the community,” said Gadus.
Patricia Lewis, who lives on Recker Road in Troy Township, and her house guest, Paul Urban, are used to seeing dogs show up out of nowhere.
When Middi, a 13-year old dachshund mix, came walking into their homestead on Friday, August 17 at about 7 p.m., the couple thought little of it.
“We live in a very secluded area and we get dogs out here all the time. So we see this dog prancing down the street,” recalled Urban, who is retired.
“Pat was on her way to work (at Genoa Care Center) and she called me back on the phone and said, ‘This dog is going towards Bradner Road,’ and we live just west of Bradner.”
The next day, the dog found its way to their barn.
Oregon City Council will see a new face, and a familiar one when they take their seats in December.
Sandy Bihn, former clerk-auditor, finance director, and member of city council, and Dennis Walendzak, vice president, Technical Services, Environmental Management Services, were elected, along with five incumbents on Tuesday.
Walendzak received 4,035 votes, or 11.76 percent of the vote, while Bihn won 3,850, or 11.22 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Toledo-Lucas County Board of Elections. Incumbent Bill Myers was unsuccessful in his bid for a second term. He received 3,175, or 9.26 percent of the vote.
The top vote getter was incumbent Clint Wasserman, 27, who received 4,156 votes, or 12.12 percent of the vote. Wasserman, an attorney, also received the highest vote count when he first ran for council two years ago.
She’s 13-years-old, just 22 pounds, and a little hard of hearing. Middi, a
dachshund mix belonging to Libby Carstensen, is also lost.
The black canine, with gray on its face, stomach, paws, and tip of its tail, has been missing since Friday, Aug. 14, when it dug out from under a fence at a location just off State Route 163 in Lake Township. It is the longest time Carstensen, 20, has been without her dog.
“She slept with me every night,” said Carstensen, who adopted Middi nearly 13 years ago when Carstensen was just eight-years-old.
Back then, her brother, who is two years older than she, got a puppy, which prompted Libby to ask her parents for one, too.
“My mom took me down the road and there was just one puppy left, which had worms and was kind of ugly,” she fondly recalled. “My mom asked if she could get me a Pomeranian instead. I said, `No. I want this one. And her name is Midnight. She is mine.’ So I brought her home and made huge puppy eyes at my dad. And he said, `Alright. You can keep her.”
One of his first priorities as the new owner of the Woodville Mall is to repair the roof and replace much of the carpeting, says Mike Kohan, who completed the purchase recently.
The New York businessman said the purchase price was $700,000.
He and associates were in town this past week to inspect the mall and introduce themselves to local officials.
Kohan, who has been buying malls throughout the Midwest in recent years, said he’s still assessing the Woodville Mall’s condition but was planning to invest in extensive renovations.
“The condition was worse than we thought. But that’s OK, we are up for a challenge,” he said.
And within a month he’s intent on opening some of his own stores, including clothing and children’s shops as well as shoe, toy, and book stores.
“I want merchants in the town of Northwood to know that I am here to help them,” he said. “I am more than willing to give them a good offer.”
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