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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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Flooded out in Oak Harbor recently? Here’s a chance to speak your mind.

Engineers from Jones & Henry Engineering Toledo office are gathering flooding data from 5-8 p.m., March 13 at Eagle’s Nest Community Hall, 210 Jefferson St., in the village.

The engineers are collecting information that’ll be used to persuade the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to approve a short-term solution to the village’s flooding woes related to its combined sewer overflow system.

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After surviving the catastrophic loss of beloved animals to a fire, Vail Meadows, located in Oregon, is still working hard to provide much needed services to the community.

In the early morning hours of March 21, 2013, the century old 10,000 square foot barn went up in flames. Harley, a retired Toledo Police Mounted Patrol horse, along with Cherokee, Buddy, Roxie, Mary Legs, T.J., Harley, Pusher, Midnight, Taz, and Chico all died in the fire.

According to Earnie Dickens, director of Grounds, Events, Horse Boarding, Arena Rental and Public Relations, that night is still very much alive in his memory.

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A rather unusual race for a seat in the Ohio House of Representatives grew more crowded as the filing deadline passed.

With Rex Damschroder’s wife taking his place as a write-in candidate in the May 6 Republican primary election, two other Republicans and a Democrat have decided to jump into the race.

Damschroder, of Fremont, had filed petitions on Jan. 27 to run for a third term representing the 88th House district, which covers all of Sandusky County and most of Seneca County, but was forced to withdraw from the race after the Sandusky County Board of Elections discovered he hadn’t signed some of his petitions.

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