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        Imagine being deployed on the other side of the world away from your family and friends.

        That's the reality facing local residents who are currently serving in the armed forces and are stationed in the Middle East.

        A member of that group is Jerry Britt, the co-owner of Oak Harbor’s XakBee Electronics, who is currently stationed in Kuwait with the Ohio National Guard 371st Sustainment Brigade, which is based in Springfield, Ohio. Britt's business partner, Paul Stricker, an Oak Harbor resident, is sending out a care package to Britt and his unit and is seeking donations from the community.

         An opioid epidemic community forum is planned for Thursday, Oct. 26 in the auditorium of the Northwood Schools Arts, Athletics and Administration Building (the old high school), 500 Lemoyne Rd.

        The forum consists of a panel discussion that includes emergency care teams from Bay Park and Flower hospitals, a speaker from Team Recovery, which is in the process of opening up seven recovery centers, Oregon EMS first responders, and family members who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction, and a detective from Lake Township. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the panel discussion starting at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.

        Over 300 people attended Oregon’s first farmers market on Monday, Oct. 2, in the parking lot of Pat Catan’s on Navarre Avenue.

        “We were pleasantly surprised that that many people came out,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley. “It was a fun and successful event.”

        The event was sponsored by the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce and the City of Oregon.

        The Northwestern Water and Sewer District hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony last week to celebrate the completion of a $5.8 million wastewater equalization basin or tank located between Williston and Curtice roads in Northwood.

        District and local officials were at the ribbon cutting ceremony last Tuesday.

        The new basin controls the amount of rainwater entering the wastewater treatment system in Oregon, protecting Lake Erie by reducing sewer overflows.

        Voters in Lake Township, including the villages of Walbridge and Millbury, will decide a 1-mill, continuing levy on the November ballot that will, if passed, be used to fund 24/7 emergency medical service.

        The millage is projected to generate about $230,204 annually and township officials are stressing that the funding is needed to chart a new course for the service because LifeStar, the current provider, is ending its agreement with the township.

 

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