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Northwood City Administrator Bob Anderson said at a meeting earlier this month he is looking for a compromise to the traffic code that would allow off-street parking under certain circumstances.

Currently, it is illegal for residents to park on their lawns and yards.

“We’re moving toward a compromise that would allow people to occasionally park where there’s no parking available, and allow them to temporarily park there,” said Anderson.


An EF2 tornado that went through Oregon caused massive destruction to homes surrounding Pearson Metropark, but the park suffered only minor damage.

“We feel very fortunate. Nobody was hurt, no buildings were damaged,” Metroparks communications director Scott Carpenter said.

“It's pretty much just tree damage,” Carpenter said. “It was a very close call with Johlin Cabin. The park manager said if you put your back to Johlin Cabin and looked back toward Pearson, you could see the path where the tornado came through. He was amazed that it missed the cabin. It looked like it went behind the fire station.”


Oak Harbor’s superintendent of public power is leaving for a new job in Genoa.

The appointment of Barry Reau’s was unanimously approved Monday during the regular meeting of Genoa Village Council, according to village administrator Kevin Gladden.

Reau will join the public utilities staff of Genoa, which currently consists of five full-time employees and one part-time employee. His starting wage is $19 per hour as a general laborer.

Gladden said one of the staffers is retiring in March and the search has been on to replace him.


Oregon will be making a decision on whether to withhold revenue from the recently passed senior levy, have the levy rescinded, or use the money for the senior center during the city’s budget process this year.

“We’re going to be preparing the 2014 budget this year,” said Mayor Mike Seferian. “We’ll have to ask council for some direction, whether to collect the money or not collect the money. We have to have an answer and push a response out of them. We’re in the process of preparing the budget right now.”

Councilwoman Sandy Bihn had at the last council meeting on Nov. 11 requested financial and performance audits of the senior center after she learned that inaccurate information may have been used in a campaign to get the 0.5 mill levy passed on Nov. 7 for the James “Wes Hancock Senior Center on Bay Shore Road.


Cardinal Stritch Catholic senior Austin Pratt saw his family’s home destroyed by an EF4 tornado that struck Lake Township in 2010, and volunteers arrived to help his family.

So, when Oregon residents saw their homes damaged by an EF2 tornado on Nov. 17, he wanted to do what he could. And, he brought some friends with him — a lot of them.

The Monday morning after the EF2 tornado plowed through Oregon, he sent a tweet to fellow students, and approximately 25 to 30 students from Stritch and Clay high schools went into action after Kateri Catholic and Oregon schools cancelled classes.


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