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Of seven challengers running for Toledo City Council on Nov. 7, two with connections to our side of town made the grade.

Gary Johnson, an East Toledo businessman and Nick Komives, who was raised in Genoa, were elected as council members at large.

       Dave Dorner, who was hired as executive director of the Oregon Economic Development Foundation (OEDF) on May 29, has resigned.

        Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley said Dorner left to take a job at the University of Toledo.

        “He got a great opportunity,” said Beazley. Dorner will work on a business incubator that will help improve the local economy, he added.

        “He’s very good at that. He wasn’t seeking the job. He had conversations with them before he even came to Oregon. They reached out to him. We’re excited for him,” said Beazley.

       It’s been no secret that Toledo Mayor-elect Wade Kapszukiewicz hoped to lure Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley to serve in his new administration should he win in the general election. And although Kapszukiewicz won the mayor’s seat last Tuesday, Beazley has committed only to serve on a task force to help the new mayor assemble his administration. Beazley told The Press last week that he’s staying put in Oregon.

        “Wade and I have talked about this, and we’ll continue to talk about it,” said Beazley last Wednesday. “I’ve been around a long time, so I’ve played a lot of roles. I’ve had a lot of experience and a lot of local public policy areas, and I enjoy it.”

        For now, he’s serving in an advisory capacity for Kapszukiewicz.

        Voters were agreeable to increasing their taxes in Lake Township and the Genoa Area School District but were less generous in other jurisdictions in last week’s election.

        According to unofficial results, a 0.5-mill, 5-year property tax was levy approved by voters in the Genoa district: 1,080 for to 1,034 against.

       At least one waste stream from the clean-up project at the former Brush Beryllium plant site near the Village of Luckey won’t be disposed at the Evergreen landfill in Northwood

        In a project update, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would not dispose of soils from the plant site at the landfill, which is operated by Waste Management.

 

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