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BP-Husky donated $30,000 to the Oregon City Schools District for use in the areas of science and math. The school board approved the donation at a meeting on Feb. 15.

Superintendent Dr. Mike Zalar said that it has not yet been determined how the money will be spent.

“We’d like to discuss that with the district leadership team and entertain recommendations for that,” said Zalar. “My recommendation is that the elementary and middle schools could use that money to upgrade some of their equipment.”

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Soon after Brian Shotwell and wrestling coach Antony Sharples met, they wrestled.

“He’s really experienced and he’s a really good coach. We went ahead and wrestled just to see who is better. I trust that,” Shotwell said.

You have to remember they are adults — Shotwell is 31-years-old and Sharples is a 2001 Oak Harbor High School graduate. Shotwell is opening MPWA Combat Sports in a 7,600 square foot former storefront inside the Woodville Mall next month.

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Oregon City Council on Monday will consider authorizing Finance Director Kathy Hufford to make supplemental appropriations and interfund and intrafund transfers on an as-needed basis for fiscal year 2011.
 
Hufford at a committee of the whole meeting on Feb. 7 called the proposed ordinance a standard item.
 
“This includes all the transfers that were included in the 2011 budget, and also includes items that are reconciling the 2010 transfers from the budgeted amount to the actual cost that were incurred in 2010,” she said.
 
There are also supplemental appropriations for Information Services for Capital Expenditure items that were not included in the 2011 budget, an appropriation for the fire department for a grant from The Andersons for the purchase of ice and/or water rescue equipment, and an appropriation for additional costs for the Big Ditch project, she said.

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The village of Genoa’s Public Works Supervisor Kevin Gladden has been hired as the new village administrator.

Village council has unanimously selected Gladden, who has been serving in the position since the departure of former administrator Garth Reynolds in late 2010.
 
He will be paid $60,000 annually to serve in the dual role as administrator and public works supervisor. Last year, he was paid approximately $48,000 for the supervisor position. He also will not be placed on a contract, which was standard for previous administrators.
 
In addition, the council motion includes a six-month probation period. Gladden and council will then review his service and analyze if any changes need to be made in the job description.

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State Representative Rex Damschroder (R- Fremont) has offered testimony on a bill he says will clarify responsibilities for maintaining grade separations over the Ohio Turnpike.
 
Testifying before the House Transportation, Public Safety, and Homeland Security Committee Wednesday, Damschroder said House Bill 40, which he is sponsoring, would ensure the Ohio Turnpike Commission is responsible for major maintenance, repair, and replacement of grade separations at intersections of any turnpike project with county and township roads. Routine maintenance would be the responsibility of counties or townships.
 
The impetus behind the bill, he said, stems from problems in Sandusky County but the bill, if passed, would affect all counties straddling the turnpike and could also save them money if they have similar issues.

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