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State environmental officials, swayed by Oak Harbor’s plea for help, agreed to temporary regulation changes to relieve sewer system flooding while a long-term solution is sought.

“They have given us the OK for everything we wanted plus some,” Mayor Bill Eberle told village council at its regular meeting Monday. “I was very pleased with Jones & Henry.”

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A lawyer for Planet Aid, a non-profit group that collects clothing and shoes in recycling drop boxes across the country, has asked the City of Northwood to reconsider the removal of the boxes or it could face litigation.

The city last year mailed letters to the owners of the collection boxes, as well as to the owners of properties where the boxes are located, to inform them they are in violation of the zoning code. The bins, described by Northwood as “accessory structures,” are not permitted by the Central Business District Zoning Code.

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Though The Oregon Community Theatre has always put on quality shows, the group has often had difficulty getting the word out to people who might be interested in seeing live Theatre close to home. But after numbers were tallied at a meeting last week, it seems like that’s starting to change.

“This (past) season, we had record setting attendance,” said Reed Steel, president of the Oregon Community Theatre.

Steele attributed the increase in attendance to many factors, one of which would be some new approaches to promotion.

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A tentative agreement that authorizes step increases in pay for teachers in the Genoa Area Local School District has been approved by the board of education and the union representing teachers.

Before voting on the agreement, however, board members Monday approved a resolution that says even with the passage of an operating levy, the district’s 5-year forecast can’t support the agreement over the long term.

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Landlord Adam Snyder is accustomed to additional costs popping up at his rental properties. It’s to be expected when he owns dozens of units around the Village of Oak Harbor.

What he won’t stomach though is coughing up cash for somebody else’s old utility bill that the village refuses to take off its books.

Snyder recently addressed village council with his concern. His issue: the $469 outstanding utility bill for a three-apartment building at 115 ½ Ottawa St. he bought in a foreclosure deal with a bank.

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