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The Oregon Schools Foundation will hold their annual dinner dance and auction fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s Centre, 4001 Navarre Ave., Oregon.

Previously known as the Celebrity Server Dinner Dance & Auction, this year’s event will be known as “Frost Fest.” During the evening, students from Oregon City Schools will trade their books and pencils for white gloves and serve dinner and dessert to all guests as a way to give back to the community.

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Bird groups say Camp Perry turbine plans violate law

Plans to install a wind turbine at Camp Perry may be headed to court as the Black Swamp Bird Observatory in Oak Harbor and a national conservation organization have jointly said they intend to file suit against the Ohio National Guard, contending federal law protecting wildlife is being violated.

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Preliminary data indicate there were fewer fatalities from traffic crashes last year in area counties than in 2012, reflecting a state-wide trend.

Fatalities from crashes dropped last year in Wood, Lucas and Ottawa counties but increased in Sandusky County, according to figures compiled by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The highway patrol said 982 persons died last year in traffic crashes in the state compared to 1,122 in 2012.

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A non-profit group that collects clothing and shoes in recycling drop boxes or bins located throughout Northwood asked the city to reconsider their removal.

Robert Thompson, an official with Planet Aid, which collects clothing and shoes for the needy, said his group wants to work with the city to keep the yellow bins in the community.

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Former Ottawa County Sheriff Robert Bratton said he will plead guilty to a single charge of theft in office and will resign his current position as Genoa police chief.

Bratton, 60, is accused of mishandling $5,000 in federal Furtherance of Justice Funds between 2008 and 2011 for personal spending during his tenure as Ottawa County sheriff. He served as sheriff from 2004 to 2011.

“I made a mistake. I admit I made a mistake,” Bratton said, “And I will go into court and I will sit down and I will plead guilty and I will no longer be able to be a police officer.”

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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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