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The $2.1 million Navarre Avenue Safety Improvement project is expected to begin in September.

Oregon City Council recently approved the last property acquisitions as part of the project, a time consuming process.

“Part of our job is to say we have proper access to all that we will be improving, and that includes all right of way,” said Public Service Director Paul Roman. “We are submitting the final plans with the right of way certification. It is our hope with ODOT’s approval, we’ll move onto letting the project for bids. It’s likely more of an August time frame for receiving bids and entering into a contract, then hopefully starting sometime in September. But it’s good news we got this far with right of way. We thought it would take much longer.”

The Oregon Recreation and Parks Committee met June 13 to discuss non-athletic recreation ideas for the community. Ideas ranged from outdoor movie night, partnering with the Oregon public library to promote each other’s programs, and building an amphitheater for song and dance activities.

“I want you to think about what could be fun to do in Oregon that’s different,” City Administrator Mike Beazley said to committee members and other city officials at the meeting.

Beazley and others often cited activities offered by the Perrysburg Recreation Program as a model for Oregon.

Finally, tennis can played like it should be at Navarre Park.

After trying for the last few years to obtain funding for repairs both via the public and private sector, the Navarre Park Tennis Association is seeing its tennis courts receive some much-needed resurfacing.

Thanks to the City of Toledo, the renovation is being done by The CourtSmiths, a tennis court construction company based in Toledo. Completion of the project will allow east siders to play on a new and improved surface, a welcomed change to people like local tennis coach Bobby Johnson and others in the community.

Evidence collected from a recent fire at a Millbury Road residence will likely be presented to the Wood County Grand Jury, according to Lake Township Police Chief Mark Hummer.

Firefighters and police responded about 12:30 a.m. on June 13 to a report of a fire at a residence at 29693 Millbury Road.

Police officers arrived first and were able to contain a small blaze at the house with fire extinguishers and firefighters put out brush fires on the property, said Fire Chief Bruce Moritz.

The house wasn’t occupied at the time of the fire, Moritz said, but he described the blaze as being of suspicious origin.

Woodmore school board members discussed possible spending cuts Tuesday but representatives of the teachers’ union have raised questions about the budgetary process.

After discussing temporary appropriations the week before, the board directed Jaime Pearson, district treasurer, to again meet with building principals to review expenditures, including staffing levels.

Tammy Kissell and Carla Smith, co-presidents of the Woodmore Education Association, said the union has concerns about figures compiled by the administration.



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