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J. Bernie Quilter, Lucas County Clerk of the court of common pleas, will reopen the Oregon branch automobile and watercraft division office on Monday now that the state legislature has increased the title fee from $5 to $15. The adjustment takes effect on July 1.

The branch, at 3034 Navarre Avenue, along with the branch at Heatherdowns, closed January 30, due to budgetary restraints. The workload of the branches was shifted to the remaining branches at Madison Avenue, Toledo, and N. McCord Road, Sylvania.

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Special financial assistance for conservation practices is available for growers transitioning to organic farming or who are already certified for organic agriculture under new provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced.

Organic farmers may apply for funds through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to receive up to $20,000 annually or $80,000 over six years.

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David Sims Jr. of Millbury was awarded the $500 Detective Keith Dressel Memorial Scholarship by the Owens Community College Alumni Association.

Sims Jr. received the scholarship at the Outstanding Service Awards held at Owens on April 24.

The 2006 St. Francis De Sales graduate doesn’t take the honor lightly.

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For nearly two hours Tuesday, officials from three counties turned their attention to the quantity of water that covers everything from farm fields, streets, residential yards, drainage ditches, and all too often, basements, after even moderate rainstorms.

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Dateline NBC, a weekly television newsmagazine, will be taping the trial of Tom Zich for a future episode of the program, which usually airs on Friday nights. Zich is accused of killing his wife, Mary Jane, of Genoa, in 1991.

“We have been given permission to shoot the trial, so we will be covering it,” Liz Brown, a producer for Dateline, told The Press last week.

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