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Oregon has begun posting signs restricting hours at some parks to deter juvenile delinquency.

On March 21, Oregon City Council voted 5-2 against a curfew for minors. Members of block watch groups advocated the need for the curfew and met with city officials to make their case at two Safety Committee meetings. At the time, city officials announced plans to beef up road patrols in areas where block watch groups have complained about juvenile crime and to post signs that restrict attendance at some parks.

Police Chief Mike Navarre said he met with Assistant Chief Paul Magdich, Law Director Melissa Purpura, City Administrator Mike Beazley, and Joe Wasserman, director of the Recreation Department, to discuss which parks should receive the signs.

Oregon council plans to refer a petition from two property owners seeking the vacation of Athens Road, south of Worden Road, to the Plan Commission for approval. They plan to purchase the `paper street’ because it is adjacent to their properties.

Vacating the city owned road was part of a compromise last month for neighbors living near property owned by St. Kateri Catholic Academy and Cardinal Stritch High School, which sought and received a Special Use Exception for 15 acres of land it owned to develop athletic fields at 1055 South Coy and 3521 Pickle roads.

Administrators in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District have scheduled informal public meetings in the coming weeks to field questions about the 4.4-mill bond issue on the August 2 ballot.

If passed, the issue would finance the construction of a new school building for kindergarten through the seventh grade as well as improvements to the high school building.

School officials are estimating the project will cost $43.6 million, including the demolition of the R.C. Waters Elementary and Oak Harbor Middle School buildings if the district is unable to sell the buildings.

The Lake Township trustees are taking the initial step needed to have severely blighted structures removed from locations on Drouillard Road and East Broadway.

The trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution requesting the Wood County building inspector and health department to inspect one structure at 29577 East Broadway and two adjacent structures at 30854 and 30848 Drouillard.

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to presspublications.com and clicking the icon in the upper right corner.


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