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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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When Indianapolis graphic designer Scott Arvin designed the cover for The Biggest Week in American Birding’s Visitors’ Guide, he chose to call the nine-day event “Warblerstock.”509BirdPlate

For those too young to remember, Warblerstock is a reference to Woodstock — a legendary rock music festival attracting an audience of 400,000 people over four days on a dairy farm in New York state from August 15-18, 1969.

The superintendent of the Oregon City Schools District said last week that he and School Board President Carol Molnar will honor a pledge to use revenue from a 3.95-mill levy passed last November for local Career Technical programs and extra-curricular activities.

Superintendent Hal Gregory specifically noted in a recent email to The Press that the funds would not be “available for employee raises.”

“On behalf of Mrs. Carol-Ann Molnar, school board president, and myself, and, as the representatives of OCS [Oregon City Schools] who publicly committed to using the recently approved 3.95-mill levy proceeds exclusively for maintaining local Career Technical programs and extra-curricular programs, we remain committed to that promise,” stated Gregory.

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