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Oregon City Council passed an ordinance that requires second hand goods dealers, such as pawn brokers, to provide the police department with an electronic record of goods to help police deal with an increase in reports of receiving stolen property.

“The reason for this ordinance is that the Oregon police division has experienced an increase in crime for receiving stolen property by dealers and second hand goods,” said Law Director Melissa Purpura at a council meeting Monday. “This offense is often the result of the theft of jewelry, electronics, tools and other collectibles. This ordinance would require second hand dealers to now keep records and provide those records online to the Oregon Police Division.”

Unfortunately, Tim Brooks did not live long enough to see a cure for ALS, but his family is carrying on his legacy by raising money to help find a cure.

The next step in that process begins when the Brooks family hosts a golf outing on May 21 at the Oak Harbor Golf Club in an effort to raise money for ALS research and increase awareness about the disease. In addition to the golf outing, there will be a Walk to Defeat ALS in Toledo on September 11 at Savage Arena.

Since starting Brooks' Crew, a walking group begun six years ago, the team has raised just over $88,000, according to Ashley Brooks-Delp, Brooks' youngest daughter, who serves as the Walk Committee Chair.

A second public forum to address heroin addiction problems in the Woodville-Elmore area has been scheduled for May 15 at 2 p.m. at Woodmore High School.

Organizers said the large turnout of about 300 residents for the first forum in March prompted them to plan a second to further discuss issues surrounding the opiate/heroin problem in the area.

Panelists will include representatives from agencies in Ottawa and Sandusky counties and other organizations will have displays and resource information available.

The administrative offices of two area villages are moving to new locations.

In the Village of Gibsonburg, officials expect to be in a building at 526 N. Webster within a few weeks, according to Marc Glotzbecker, administrator.

“We don’t have an exact date yet,” he said, “But we’re looking at the next couple of weeks. It’s on the near horizon.”

The village purchased the property in December 2014, according to records in the Sandusky County auditor’s office. The building’s former owner used it to manufacture concrete items for Whirlpool Corp.

In a divided vote, the Oregon school board decided not to renew contracts for two teachers at its April 19 meeting.

The board voted 3-2 not to renew the contracts for Amy Hineline, a fifth grade teacher at Eisenhower Intermediate School and Ana Hernandez, a Spanish 1 teacher at Fassett Junior High School.

Terri Hook, president of the Oregon City Federation of Teachers, spoke on behalf of Hineline and Hernandez at the meeting. Hook said she had “great concern” that the teachers were highly rated by trained evaluators, which she believed should carry more weight.

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