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A 50-year-old Golden Raintree, at Fleitz and Flo streets in Oregon, is a co-state champion big tree runner-up.

The tree, on the property of Richard and Connie Shiple, of Fleitz Street, tied with a Golden Raintree in Dayton as runner-up. The current champion is located in Cincinnati.

The Ohio Department of Forestry, which runs the Ohio Big Tree Program, measured the Shiple’s tree last week.

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Ex-Police Chief Tom Gulch, who officially retired May 31, is suing the City of Oregon for allegedly failing to pay him thousands of dollars in accrued sick leave.

Gulch, who was chief for about 10 years, agreed to step down in December, 2007, following a strained relationship with Mayor Marge Brown. The city placed Gulch on administrative leave, with full pay and benefits, until he officially retired in May.

The lawsuit states that the city did not pay Gulch half of his accrued sick leave benefit, which is paid to all city officials who retire.

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The Ottawa County Health Department has announced the clinic schedule for the week of Oct.6-10. Unless otherwise noted, all clinics are held at the health department offices, located at 1856 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Appointments may be made by calling 419-734-6800 or toll-free in Ottawa County at 1-800-788-8803.

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Food banks and toy pantries are having a difficult time finding enough donations to meet demand.

Even Governor Ted Strickland made the call asking Ohioans to consider a financial donation, says the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks.

Governor Strickland’s plea came after windstorms from the remnants of Hurricane Ike left an estimated two million customers throughout the state without power, adding to the problems of increasing poverty even more.

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Named for Toledoan Morrison R. Waite, who became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1874, “Waite’s traditions and its graduates have been a source of East Side pride ever since the Collegiate Gothic school opened its doors to students on September 14, 1914,” writes historian Larry Michaels.

Michaels wrote “East Side community cornerstone” for Anniversaries — A Celebration of Waite High School, a supplement to The Press on January 12, 2004 celebrating the school’s 90th birthday.

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