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Mowing season isn’t even in full swing and some village officials are fed up with some property owners’ lack of maintenance responsibility.

“I have just one thing to say to these property owners: “Mow your lawns,” Genoa Village Administrator Kevin Gladden said.

Oregon officials have for years discussed the possibility of developing a marina for public access to Maumee Bay and Lake Erie. The prospect was raised again at a recent council meeting by Councilwoman Kathleen Pollauf.

“I had so many people this weekend inquiring why Oregon doesn’t have a marina,” said Pollauf. “I know we have very limited space on the water, and I know there’s little property available, we don’t have a huge space. If someone would develop something, I would be completely for that.”

Two Oregonians took first and second place in 13abc’s Extreme Weight Loss Challenge, the results for which were announced live from Super Fitness in Toledo May 20.

Robert Michael Ray, owner of Oregon Village Apartments, took first place in the contest by losing 114 pounds over the course of the six­month challenge, which included monthly group challenges and weigh­ins for the five competitors.

Volunteers working with One Voice for East Toledo posted a map in their so-called “war room” that keeps tracks of properties surveyed for the Lucas County Land Reutilization Corporation, or land bank.

“The goal of the land bank is to have a data base of all properties in the whole city of Toledo, so that’s important,” said East Toledo Family Center community builder Jodi Gross, the One Voice leader.

Bowling Green State University, Ironwood Block Watch, Oakdale Community, East Toledo Family Center, the One Voice for East Toledo Initiative, LISC, and a number of other collaborators will be painting another mural on East Broadway at the viaduct.

BGSU graduate Maura Meyers has been chosen to design the mural and help lead a team of university students and volunteers in painting a mural.

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