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Oregon is considering installing advisory lights notifying motorists when trains are blocking Otter Creek Road to give them time to find detours before getting caught in traffic.

Oregon Councilman Jerry Peach said at a meeting March 10 that the lights would be similar to those at Pickle and Woodville roads, and Pickle and Wheeling roads.

“At the February 24 meeting, our last regular meeting, the mayor had said that the administration would likely be reevaluating the road program and identifying funds that might be available that would go toward the roads,” said Peach. “I’d like the administration to consider, while looking at the road program, trying to find funds for installing a warning light notifying the public and fire and police department that there may be a train blocking Otter Creek Road.”

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Sea Cadets provides military training for students

If a parent knew there was an organization out there that could help young people develop valuable skills, teach them discipline and help them to develop confidence, they'd probably want to learn more about it.

The U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Corps is that organization, and it's had a profound influence on five Woodmore High School students that are currently participating.

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Volunteers sought for Global Youth Service Day

Adult and youth volunteers are needed to clean up East Toledo parks on Global Youth Service Day, April 12.

The annual nationally organized activity is considered the largest annual service event in the world. In the greater Toledo area, United Way Volunteer Center collaborates with more than 3,000 youth, local agency partners, and companies to volunteer and celebrate Global Youth Service Day.

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Oak Harbor poised to open a sewer system regulator

Officials in Oak Harbor are taking a stride in the effort to fix a major problem with the sewer system and related flooding in residential areas.

Village leaders recently received Ohio Environmental Protection Agency permission for a modified sewer system permit request to open the combined sewer overflow regulator valve on Portage Street, according to interim village administrator Randy Genzman.

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Levy would avert deficit, treasurer says

Data compiled by the administration of the Genoa Area Local School District indicate the school system faces a deficit of about $100,000 by the end of the 2016 fiscal year on June 30, 2016 without additional spending cuts or revenues.

Bill Nye, district treasurer, said the school system’s five-year financial forecast shows a negative cash balance by then largely due to a drop in state revenues and stagnant property taxes even though the district has reduced expenditures. The projected deficit climbs to about $1.2 million by the end of the 2017 fiscal year.

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$15 Hourly wage

The "Fight for $15" campaign proposes a $15/hour wage for fast food workers. Do you agree?
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