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The Wood County Commissioners are enlisting the help of local officials to oppose increases in state fees for municipal solid waste and construction/demolition debris disposed at landfills.

In a letter to State Representative Randy Gardner and State Senator Mark Wagner that was forwarded to local elected officials in the county, the commissioners argue against the proposed increases, calling them “…another tax on our citizens.”

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Farrukh Yussupov enjoys watching MTV and The History Channel.

He ran cross-country at Clay High School last fall and works out with the International Boxing Club a few days a week.

Mary Takacs will tell you the 17-year-old native of Taraz, Kazakhstan, also likes to eat - a lot.

 

“He eats me out of house and home,” Takacs said, chuckling. “He’s 5 foot 9 and skinny as a rail, but, oh my, can this kid eat. When we first got him, he told me what food he likes.

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Genoa native Evelyn Wakulenko has been living in Anchorage, Alaska, for 11 years, and she wouldn't have it any other way.

"I love the mountains and the ocean," said Wakulenko (pronounced Walk-a-link-o).

"It's a little more adventurous style of living. I like being close to the outdoors and I like the distance from the chaos of the lower 48 (states). We don't have any billboards here, which I really appreciate.

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Oregon City Council last month voted 4-3 to purchase a 15 acre parcel off Pickle Road for a passive park.
 
The city bought the property, at 3521 Pickle Road, from George and Carrie Tschann for $195,000.
 
Councilmen Terry Reeves, Mike Sheehy, Clint Wasserman, and James Seaman voted in favor of the purchase. Councilmen Jerry Peach, Bill Myers, and Mike Seferian were opposed.

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Bill Clarke never served in the military, but he has boxes full of World War II memorabilia.

Clarke’s brother, Richard, was 23 — 10 years older than Bill — in 1944. The Clarke family had moved from Toledo to New Mexico by then, and Richard had joined the National Guard after graduating from high school. He left the National Guard for the Army Air Corps.

Richard was being trained to be a bombardier when he was sent overseas to fight the Japanese, but he never made it home.

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