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Oregon is considering soft billing residents’ health insurance companies for rescue services.

Councilman James Seaman said the money is needed because there are fewer dollars collected from the fire department’s .5 mill levy as a result of lower property taxes over the years.

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Wood County accepting spirit award nominations
Nominations are being accepted through April 30 for the annual Spirit of Wood County Awards.  Commissioners James Carter, Doris Herringshaw, and Joel Kuhlman will present the awards on June 9 during Wood County Heritage Days at the county historical center.

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Ten horses, one potbellied pig, one goat and two ducks were lost when fire ravaged the century old 10,000 square-foot barn at Vail Meadows Equestrian Center in Oregon Thursday morning.

Around 3:30 a.m. 911 dispatchers received a call from a man driving home from work who described the horrifying site. Oregon Fire Chief Ed Ellis explained, “I live about a quarter of a mile away, straight across an open field. As soon as I got the call I looked out and the fire was already through the roof. So it was quite, intense…It was very close if not totally engulfed when the man called it in.”

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There will be 17 more bus stops for Clay High School students next year.

“Since reinstating bussing for the high school, we’ve gone from a very limited bus shuttle process to increasing some additional pickup points this year,” Dr. Mike Zalar, superintendent of the district, said at a board meeting on Tuesday. “This time next year, we’re proposing how we can enhance that even further for the students.”

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The lawyer for former Jerusalem Township Fire Chief Harold Stanton, who was fired by township trustees at a meeting on Tuesday, filed an appeal on his client’s behalf in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday.

“We’ve asked for reinstatement, back pay and benefits,” said Kevin Greenfield, Stanton’s lawyer.

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NFL domestic violence

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