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Local agencies are gearing up for what could be a very busy season as families and individuals try to figure out how to heat their homes while continuing to pay the rent, mortgage, put gas in their vehicles and feed their families.

As the economic crisis bears down on “Main Street USA,” local agencies that will be taking applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) are getting ready to deal with what they believe will be an onslaught of people reaching out for help.

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On November 4, the village is asking for support of both a police levy and parks levy. Mayor Opelt says passage of both levies is important for the village to maintain its current rate of service to residents.

"The need for these levies is equally important due to the evidential loss of Modine and a possible loss of our elementary school," said a statement released by the village. "Council has determined the lowest millage possible to recoup this loss in revenue."

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Wednesday morning, 11-year-old Eisenhower Middle School sixth grader Austin Takacs died after being struck by an Oregon City School bus driven by 68-year-old Rita Grivanos of Oregon.

The crash happened at 7:15 a.m. on Warner Way near Cardinal Bay, a subdivision off Pickle Road, said a statement from Oregon Police Lieutenant Hank Everitt written to dispatch and road sergeants.

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Pemberville Police Chief Richard E. Bingham wants to see his department involved in the community, and vice versa.

So, Chief Bingham asked the village to implement two new programs — a Citizens Watch Program and a Citizens Ride-Along Program.

Chief Bingham brought the programs to council, council approved them, and now he says "he's looking forward to getting them started."

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Former Press sports editor and longtime broadcaster Rick Waldron is still a busy man these days.

Waldron, 61, an ordained minister who retired as general manager of Toledo Christian radio station WPOS-FM on Sept. 10, was the station's morning drive host from 1998-2002. When Ray Turkington retired as the station's GM in February of 2002, Waldron took over that position.

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$15 Hourly wage

The "Fight for $15" campaign proposes a $15/hour wage for fast food workers. Do you agree?
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