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Turnpike bill rebuffed by local representatives

State legislators representing Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, and Sandusky counties expressed their opposition to House Bill 51, which renames the Ohio Turnpike Commission as the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commision and authorizes the commission to issue $1.5 billion in revenue bonds to fund infrastructure projects.

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The crack of gunfire in some areas of Oregon has prompted residents to complain to the city.

Oregon Councilman Mike Sheehy wants the city to revisit its laws regarding the discharge of guns in the city limits.

Sheehy said at a committee of the whole meeting on Monday that there have been complaints in the Starr Extension area.

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A resolution to approve a property tax abatement for a Lake Township business that is expanding has been unanimously approved by the township board of trustees.

The abatement, approved Tuesday, will allow Electro Plasma Inc., which has purchased a 4.3-acre parcel on Moline-Martin Road to construct a 14,000-square-foot building, to not have to pay property taxes for 10 years.

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Woodmore Elementary School students are beginning a new year with a focus on improving peer relationships and making school a more positive place for learning.

More than half of all school-age children will be involved in bullying this year, as a victim or perpetrator with many more witnessing bullying acts on a regular basis. This doesn’t have to happen. Woodmore students and staff will be working towards reducing and preventing bullying.

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When Dr. Christy Mesaros-Winckles and her husband, Andrew Winckles, a doctoral candidate, were looking for a home to buy, they knew just what they wanted…a sense of history and community.

Last summer, they found just what they were looking for in the historic Birmingham district in East Toledo.

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