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Friday, May 26, 2017
  • Mayor considering resignation
    Portland Mayor Randy Geesaman is considering resignation from office after information surfaced this week about his mishandling of Jay County Democratic Party finances in his role as party clerk-treasurer.
  • Rate hits lowest mark since 2000
    A month ago, only the state’s three leading counties had unemployment rates lower than 3 percent. Now nearly three-quarters of the state, including Jay County, can boast that feat.
  • Dunkirk waiting to vote on deal
    DUNKIRK — A proposed development agreement for the Todd Opera House did not come to a vote at city council’s Monday evening meeting.
  • Circuit breaker study approved
    Umbaugh and Associates will conduct a circuit breaker and local income tax rate study in partnership with Jay County, Portland, Dunkirk and Jay School Corporation. Jay County Commissioners approved a $10,000 contract for the study at its meeting Monday morning.
  • Redkey OKs project change
    REDKEY — Town council approved a change order for work on Redkey’s sewer and selected materials for the new wastewater treatment plant at Thursday night’s meeting.
  • FR board hears counselor report
    FORT RECOVERY — Guidance counselors from Fort Recovery High School and Fort Recovery Elementary/Middle School presented updates to the school board on new programs they have implemented this school year at Tuesday night’s meeting
  • FR may consider alcohol zone
    Fort Recovery could have an area for consuming alcohol outdoors downtown.
  • Council grants a pair of abatements
    Two local businesses were granted tax abatements at a brief Portland City Council meeting Monday night.
  • D.C. is no Indy
    Congressman Jim Banks said his first four months in Washington, D.C., have shown him that serving as an elected representative in the nation’s capital is a far cry from his time as state senator in Indianapolis.
  • Water project to start Monday
    Work is expected to start Monday on the replacement of the 123-year-old water main underneath Main Street in Portland.
  • County should set targets
    It’s time to set the targets.
  • Process is on track
    The process of charting a course to a sound financial future for Jay County Hospital is on track, but it’s going to take time, hospital CEO Dave Hyatt told Jay County Commissioners on Monday.
  • Dunkirk to consider abolishing city court
    DUNKIRK — City officials will consider abolishing Dunkirk City Court after its judge resigned in the wake of criminal charges against him.
  • Inman to resign as commissioner
    Doug Inman announced Monday that he is resigning his position as Jay County Commissioner effective May 31.
  • Portland will buy a new firetruck
    Portland Fire Department will be getting a new fire engine.
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