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Oregon City Council on Monday voted 6-1 for a new three year contract with the Fraternal Order of Police, the union that represents the police department’s command officers.
 
The union consists of 10 command officers, including one lieutenant and nine sergeants. 
 
“It is the first of our negotiated contracts from different divisions in the city,” said Mayor Mike Seferian at a council meeting on July 24. 
 
The contract includes a pay raise of 3 percent retroactive to July 1 of this year, a raise of 2 ¾ percent starting July 1, 2018, and a 2 3/4 percent raise starting July 1, 2019. The contract will expire on June 30, 2020.

The city of Oregon has decided not to tear down and reinstall new baseball practice fields on city property adjacent to the Coontz Recreation Center, despite concerns they were not put in properly.
 
P.J. Kapfhammer, owner of Maumee Bay Turf Center, said at a city council meeting in June that the practice fields were substandard and not “playable.”

        For the past six years, Toledo’s Pet (Prevent, Educate, Training) Bull Project has been training both dogs and people in how to get along and live a rewarding life.

        The organization is committed to preventing animal cruelty and dog fighting. At the same time, its helps to educate pet owners and young people on pet responsibility and the importance of spay and neuter.

        Now, they need the community’s help to continue their programming.

State Senator Edna Brown, D-Toledo, last week repeated her call for an alternative to the death penalty following the execution of Ronald Phillips, who was convicted for the 1993 rape and murder of his girl friend’s 3-year-old daughter.
 While appalled by the Phillips’ crimes, Sen. Brown said people should be held accountable for their actions “in an appropriate manner.”

 Business owners and residents in Ottawa County who’ve been having problems obtaining required permits or inspections are being invited to a meeting Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. in the county emergency operations center, 315 Madison St., Port Clinton.
 Larry Durivage, a member of the county’s building standards appeals board, said he is organizing the meeting to offer contractors, installers of septic and sewage systems, restaurant and campground operators and other business owners the opportunity to voice their concerns to county officials.

Korea

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