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Oregon City Council on Monday approved a Special Use Exception permit to expand a self-storage facility onto the rear of a neighboring parcel on the property at 3310 Dustin Road.

Council approved the permit in a C-4 district. Jim Gilmore, commissioner of building and zoning, said the property required a Special use Exception because it was not zoned correctly. The property with storage units is zoned C-2, and the lot for expansion of the storage units is zoned C-4.

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Area’s water quality plan to be discussed 
Proposed updates to the region’s Water Quality Management Plan (208 Plan) can be reviewed by the public May 7 during a meeting to be held at the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Toledo.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

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A former athletic trainer at Clay High School was arraigned in Oregon Municipal Court for allegedly having sexual relations with two underage male students in the last 18 months.

Melinda Rober, 35, was arraigned on Monday, April 22, and charged with two counts of sexual battery.

Rober, who waived her right to a preliminary examination, will be bound over to the Lucas County Common Pleas Court for a grand jury hearing. She was ordered to not have contact with the students.

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  Get ready to see a wave of maroon and gray as Genoa High School athletes take to the streets to rally boosters.

  Freshmen, sophomore and junior athletes involved in junior varsity and varsity sports this school year will be knocking on residential and business doors April 25, as part of the Genoa Athletic Boosters’ Annual Membership Drive. 

You’ll know them. They’ll be dressed in lettermen jackets, uniforms and warm ups that all scream Genoa Comets.

  Last year, there were 24 groups that canvassed the area. About the same is expected this year. Each group has a designated neighborhood, gets some public speaking tips and heads out to collect memberships.

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A resident of the Lake School District has raised questions about a fundraiser donkey basketball game scheduled for April 23, saying it sends the wrong message to the students and community.

 Virginia Holmes, a mother of elementary school students, writes in a letter to Jim Witt, Lake school superintendent, that donkey basketball “...raises concern and controversy every year in many districts across the country.”

 “As many enjoy the fun of a silly game, others are concerned about the welfare of the animals involved,” Holmes writes. “As responsible adults, parents and teachers we need to take the lead and guide properly our next generations, making sure they receive the proper messages and examples from us.”

 Witt confirmed receiving the letter but declined to comment further.

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