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A group of 15 residents from Lucas and Ottawa counties, including two topless women, were in front of Genoa City Hall Tuesday and Wednesday to promote the decriminalization of marijuana.

The two topless women, who were body painted, were drawing negative commentary from local residents on social media, but they were also getting honks from drivers heading down Main Street. Many were not honking for the topless women, but the cause.

A group calling itself “632 Loves You” is seeking signatures for a petition that would reduce sentencing and fines for individuals caught with small amounts of marijuana.

Oregon City Council this month approved ordinances to remove and relocate overhead electric and cable wires to improve aesthetics as part of the Navarre Avenue Safety Improvement Project.

Council passed a purchase order and work agreements with Toledo Edison to relocate and remove lines for $195,751. Council also approved a purchase order and a work agreement with Buckeye Broadband to relocate aerial cable equipment and underground lines for $87,524.62.

The section of Navarre that will be affected is from I-280 to Isaac Streets Drive.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is asking for tips on a suspect who robbed a convenience store on Aug. 18.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5-9 to 6 feet tall and weighing between 220 and 250 pounds.

He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with red stripes under the sleeves and gray sweatpants.

He was carrying a black and green backpack with draw strings.

The Oregon school board on Tuesday voted 3-1 to approve salary hikes in a new three-year contract with the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE), a union that represents classified staff in the school district.

Oregon school board member Jeff Ziviski voted against the contract, saying after the meeting that the raises may have violated a promise made to voters last November that revenue from a proposed 3.95 mill operating levy would not be used for salary increases.

OAPSE members earlier ratified the agreement on Aug. 1.

The 51st German-American Festival is set to take place Aug. 26-28 at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., in Oregon.

According to Jack Renz, G.A.F. chairman, more than 30,000 people attended last year's event and organizers are expecting more this year.

“The Northwest Ohio community has truly embraced our festival, and we’ve been thrilled to share our German culture and traditions with them for such a long time” Renz said. “Everyone has such a great time every year.”

According to Renz, whose father was chairman in 1987, the festival committee decided to keep up with the pace set by the late chairman, Tim Pecsenye, who served for several years. Pecsenye passed away in February.

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