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At a July 13 committee of the whole meeting, Oregon officials heard concerns from residents about flooding and drainage problems as a result of the June 27 heavy rain event.

“No matter what we say or do, it is never any fun to clean up sewage out of a basement,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley. “Most of us have done it, I’ve done it. We understand that.”

“For those of you who say this was worse than it’s ever been, the answer is you’re right. It was worse.”

We’ve talked to hundreds of residents for the last couple of weeks and we’re trying to learn as we go. We’re trying to learn from each major event. We learned from the 2008 event. That was probably the biggest one from quite a few years until then. This one trumped that by a lot.”

Hearings are scheduled for Wednesday in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court for a complaint filed by a Woodville woman against the Woodmore Board of Education.

A mediation hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. and another session is set for 1 p.m. before Judge Bruce Winters.

Cara Brown filed the complaint last February, alleging the school board has repeatedly violated Ohio’s open records and meetings laws.

Her lawsuit alleges:
• Agendas for special and regular meetings of the board in 2014 and the first two months of 2015 were deficient and violated the laws.

Oregon’s new semi-trailer truck valued at $130,000 was stolen from a Western Star Dealer in Monroe, Michigan this month where it was being serviced under warranty.

“We had an unusual theft to report today,” City Administrator Mike Beazley said at a council meeting on July 13. “One of our big semis disappeared. It’s gone. And it’s a large truck. It’s insured, but it’s someone else’s responsibility.”

The truck was purchased last year, and went into service in October, Marty Wineland, superintendent of streets, told The Press after the meeting.

“We used it for hauling stones and leaves, and to pull a low boy equipment trailer,” he said.

The Western Star Dealer completed work on Friday, July 10, he said.

Voters in the Woodmore School District won’t see a levy renewal request on the November ballot.

The school board voted Tuesday to not seek renewal this year of a 5-year property tax that generates $600,000 annually for operations.

The levy will expire in December 2016 but the board last month voted 4-1 to begin the process for placing it on this November’s ballot.

Joe Liszak, a member of the board’s finance committee, cast the sole vote against going on the ballot, arguing that voters in May had rejected the renewal levy and an income tax request. District residents, he said, deserved a clearer picture of the school system’s financial situation before the board opts to go to the ballot.

A total of 443 entered this year’s Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) – held in Camp Perry’s historic Hough Theater and Viale Range during the 2015 National Trophy Rifle Matches.

The clinic is designed for new and experienced shooters alike. Beginners learn the basics of marksmanship and competition shooting, while the more advanced will have the chance to learn more specific instruction on how to improve their skills.

D.J. Maier, 36, and his wife Keiko, 34, of Lake Villa, Illinois, participated in SAFS for the first time. D.J., a former Marine, had been to the matches before but hadn’t returned since 2000. His wife, who he met in Japan while he was stationed there, is totally new to the shooting game – but with the help of the SAFS instructors, she was able to catch on quickly.

“She did fine today. I think it’s something we’re going to do from here on out,” DJ said. “She’s new to it. She’s from Tokyo…for her to come out here, really her first time to pick up a highpower rifle – she was shooting 9’s and 10’s, so the instruction had to have been awesome. She did very well.”

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