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Oregon City Council on Monday will consider approving a bid to buy 5,500 tons of road salt at a much cheaper rate per ton than what the city was charged last year.

Three bids were received, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman. The lowest and best bid was Cargill Inc., of North Olmstead, Ohio, at $46.88 per ton.

“The bid is through the City of Toledo,” Roman said at a committee of the whole meeting May 4. “It allows for Lucas County and the City of Oregon to purchase salt through the contract.”

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John Johnson might have come across as a gruff old football coach to some, but to Cathy Johnson he was like putty in her hands.

"She was a great lady," Johnson said. "I was married to her for 31 years. She was a great coach's wife. She was feeding kids, having them over…She really loved kids ... She was a good one."

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A majority of first time juvenile delinquents in Oregon who were referred to the juvenile diversion Achieve program last year have successfully completed their contracts.

The 12-year-old program allows youths 7-17-years-old who have committed misdemeanors to undergo counseling and participate in community service to avoid jail.

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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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