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Oregon plans on making a number of improvements to Navarre Avenue (State Route 2) based on an Access Management Study conducted in 2012 that examined the safety of vehicles pulling out of businesses onto the busy thoroughfare.

Although the $2,718,327 Navarre Avenue safety project is in the design phase, it is scheduled to be completed in May 2016.

The project will be financed though the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Safety Fund, and City Street Improvement Fund. According to Public Service Director Paul Roman, the project will include the following:

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Oregon this year will begin improvements to its Wastewater Treatment Plant, a $16 million expansion project that will be constructed in two phases over five years.

The sewer rate will go up to help pay for part of the project.

“Construction of Phase 1 will begin soon,” City Administrator Mike Beazley said last week. “Right now, we’re in the engineering phase. It’s something the community has been discussing for almost four years now as we’ve gone through our permit renewal process with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.”

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Recent trips to Northwest Ohio to enjoy some ice fishing on Lake Erie proved to be costly ventures for six men – all but one of whom came from out of state.

In separate cases, the six were found guilty in Oregon Municipal Court of violating state regulations covering the legal length limits of fish taken from the lake.

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The contractor that is demolishing the Woodville Mall expects the job to be mostly completed by May.

“Half of the mall is already torn down,” Dayne Bihn, of Paschal Bihn & Sons Excavating, which is razing the mall, said on Wednesday.

“As far as how long it’s going to take, it’ll probably be another two months. After we tear the building down, we have to take all the footers out, take the concrete floor out, and we have to backfill it. Then we’re going to crush all the concrete. So the total project may go into the summer, but most of the work will be done within the next two months,” said Bihn.

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Oregon officials in coming weeks will be submitting proposals to council on how revenue from a levy for senior services may be used.

Oregon voters last November passed a 0.5-mill, five year operating levy for local senior services. The city this year will collect $207,000 in revenue from the levy.

“There’s still an ongoing discussion about both the capital and operations side,” said Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley. “We’ll be talking to council members, and in the coming weeks, we’ll be bringing forward some proposals for council.”

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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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