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Oregon Council approved $633,991 in new equipment and trucks for the Oregon Fire Department and the Streets Division during its March 14 meeting.

According to City Administrator Mike Beazley, the new equipment and trucks will replace older items with new ones.

“The equipment and trucks are needed for the safety of our residents,” Beazley said. “There is a schedule that we follow to replace equipment. Everything has a shelf life. The technology has evolved and we are trying to get the best technology.”

The expenditures for the fire department include three upgraded LP15 V4 monitor/defibrillators for $113,725; three American Rescue Technology “E” Force Rescue Systems and three Genesis Rescue Systems for a total of $81,468; and one 2016 GM K205HD Pick Up Truck for $37,771.

The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District is confronting an issue many districts face – whether to replace or renovate its buildings.

The district’s Facilities Planning Committee, chaired by Randy Genzman, Jamie Beier-Grant, Richard Thorbahn and Bill Poiry, has been meeting and discussing the district's building situation with residents.

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to and clicking the icon in the upper right corner.

Residents in the City of Oregon passed a request to make a 2.25 percent income tax permanent on March 15.

The passage will now keep the income tax rate the same as it has been since 1982. The only change is that it will no longer be called a “temporary” tax.

City Administrator Mike Beazley said he was very happy with the outcome.

“We feel good that it has passed,” Beazley said. “Oregon residents expect a high level of service in this city and now we can continue with our high level of service.”

A request by the Lake Township trustees to have street lighting installed at the intersection of State Route 795 and Pemberville Road has been rejected by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Jeff Pettit, who chairs the board of trustees, read ODOT’s response Wednesday to the township request. The department reached its conclusion after reviewing crash patterns at the intersection from 2011-2015.

Although there were 12 crashes during that five-year period, including several injury accidents, none occurred when it was dark, according to ODOT’s analysis. The department’s review indicates there were four accidents occurring at dusk or dawn.

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