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One Voice for East Toledo, a community organization at the East Toledo Family Center, has developed a program to get residents and other stakeholders involved to improve their neighborhoods.

The group is seeking volunteers in the new Adopt-A-Block Ambassador program, where residents are encouraged to use resources in a “tool kit” to address issues facing their neighborhood.

“We are encouraging people to be the eyes and ears of their block and neighborhood,” said Jodi Gross, community builder at the East Toledo Family Center who is also head of One Voice.

Oregon City Council will hold a public hearing on Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. to review a Special Use Exception (SUE) permit that was issued last year for a one year probationary period to allow chickens to be raised in a residential district at 935 S. Wynn Road.

Last year, David Pullella, the owner of the property, had requested the SUE to raise six chickens, four rabbits, two ducks, two goats, four turkeys, two swans and four pheasants on two acres. His request was later amended for a permit to raise just six chickens. The Project Review Committee had no objections to the request, but had recommended that a plan be submitted and approved for waste removal and housing.

United Way of Greater Toledo has a program that provides free books for children and young adults.

The program, “Little Free Library,” invites companies and organizations to sponsor and acquire recycled newspaper boxes to hold reading materials in their communities. Oregon received one recently in South Shore Park, which was sponsored by BP Husky.

“We offer this program to various companies and groups across Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties,” said Amanda Howard, manager of corporate community volunteerism of United Way of Greater Toledo.

 A former manager of funeral homes in Grand Rapids and Liberty Center sees an opportunity to fill a void in low-cost service in the funeral industry.

 Brian Habegger recently organized Habegger Funeral Services as a non-profit corporation and is partnering with area churches to provide families with other options when making funeral arrangements.

 The Ohio Department of Transportation expects to have final plans for a bridge project in Elmore approved by the spring of 2019.

 Theresa Pollick, a spokesperson for the department, said construction is scheduled to start in the spring of 2020 and be completed by the fall of 2021.




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