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There is $41.2 million in Envirosafe Services of Ohio, Inc.’s perpetual care fund, Oregon Law Director Paul Goldberg told city council last Monday.

Councilman James Seaman had inquired about the fund at a special council meeting on April 20.

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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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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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Public outrage over the planned re-opening of a group home operated by Lutheran Homes Society, Inc. in Lake Township has swayed the non-profit organization to abandon its plans and look for another site in Toledo.

Harry Blackmon, Executive Director of LHS Family and Youth Services, said Thursday the home at 1320 Bradner Road will be repaired and offered for sale.

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The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association and Toledo Lighthouse Society are offering a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of vandals who stole the dock, ramp and lift of the Toledo Lighthouse at some time between April 9 - 11.

The 4’ by 40’ aluminum ramp, which weighed 1,200 lbs., and the 8’ by 28’ dock, installed in October, 2008, allowed public access to the historic lighthouse. They remained in an elevated position throughout the winter.

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Christmas spending

Are spending more, less or the same amount this year for Christmas?
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