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Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian said the public should realize when a snow emergency is issued, there should not be vehicles parked on the streets so that plows can clear away the snow.

“We hope people do move them. There have been occasions when we’ve had cars towed. We haven’t lately. Not this year,” said Seferian at a council meeting on Monday. “But we keep trying to threaten it and hope they’ll be moved. People have an obligation to do it. For the most part, people do it. People actually start doing it a lot of times before we call the snow emergencies.”

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Oregon council on Monday approved an agreement with Aldi for the purchase of a permanent easement to install a waterline on the south side of Navarre Avenue.

To proceed with construction of the waterline, which will extend from Aldi to adjacent property owned by Rudy’s Hot Dog, the city required the purchase of the easement on property owned by Aldi.

The city and Aldi agreed to a purchase price regarding the value of the permanent easement.

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Administrators of the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District expect the planned steam generator project at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station to have a financial impact on the district but say it’s too early to know how much.

FirstEnergy management, citing a study by Applied Economics, a Phoenix-based consulting firm, said the project will provide a boost of more than $108 million to the local economy and overall benefits statewide will exceed $150 million.

The $600 million project to install two new steam generators and the subsequent refueling will require about 2,300 additional local union and traveling contractor workers besides Davis-Besse’s regular workforce, the utility company said.

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Oregon council on Monday approved local funding that will pay for part of the installation of four more warning sirens in the city.

Oregon currently has five sirens, which were deemed inadequate after a resident from Starr Avenue told council at a meeting last Nov. 25 that he did not hear tornado sirens go on when a tornado tore through the city on Nov. 17, causing property damage.

The Lucas County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) last summer applied and was approved for a federal grant to fund the installation of additional warning sirens throughout the county. As part of the grant, Oregon agreed to provide a local match of $11,500 per siren for a total of $46,000.

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Learning to live within its means has been a tough task for the Village of Oak Harbor the past couple of years.

The village had to dip into its cash reserves in the last quarter of 2013 to cover $207,000 of expenses beyond its planned budget.

And as village council readies to solidify figures for the 2014 budget, the haunting issue and need for fiscal accountability loomed over conversations among council members at their most recent meeting. By Ohio law, the budget has to be settled by March 31.

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