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The demise of two aging Genoa School District elementary buildings will result in the expansion of two municipal park systems this year.

Yet-to-be finalized land agreements between the Genoa School District, the Village of Genoa, and Allen Township trustees should ensure that acreage surrounding Brunner Elementary and Allen Central Elementary will be turned over to the communities for park space, according to Dennis Mock, school superintendent.

The tradeoff comes as school officials ready to open a new elementary school building for the 2011-12 school year at the high school and middle school campus on Genoa-Clay Center Road.

The village will receive 7.27 acres near Brunner Elementary and Allen Township gets 12 acres now encompassing the Allen Central campus.

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Lucas County Audito Anita Lopez will meet with the residents of Jerusalem Township Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. to discuss the 2012 revaluation as well as the upcoming Board of Revision deadline of March 31. The meeting will take place at the Jerusalem Township Hall, located at 9501 Jerusalem Road, Curtice.

Auditor Lopez will inform residents about the upcoming property revaluation process, the owner’s role in the process, and the relationship between the Auditor’s office and property taxes.

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When Northwood parents Brant and Lisa Bugbee learned their son, U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Brandon Bugbee,

was shot in the head in Afghanistan last week, they feared the worst.

“Initially, we’ve been really scared,” Lisa said. “They’ve kept us pretty updated. The hardest thing is you feel like you are waiting and waiting. He went through this whole week by himself, if you know what I mean. He didn’t really have anybody nearby. If your kid stubs his toe, if he breaks a leg, whatever, you want to be there.”

Since then, Mom and Dad have had several conversations with Brandon and are reassured their son is going to be alright.

“It’s getting better every day because we’ve been able to talk to him,” Brant said. “He’s doing better and sounds real good. At first, it was really rough because we didn’t know anything other than he was shot in the head. I think he’s going to be 100 percent.”

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Oregon City Council last week passed a resolution urging the Ohio Senate to defeat Senate Bill 5, which restricts collective bargaining rights for public workers and strips away their right to strike.

At the meeting Feb. 28, Councilman Mike Sheehy introduced the resolution, which was not originally on the meeting’s agenda.

Sheehy called Senate Bill 5 “an assault on collective bargaining for public employees in many of the states throughout the union.”

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Northwood is considering developing a bike path down a two mile stretch of Curtice Road to improve traffic safety and storm water drainage.

Councilman Dave Gallaher, who is also acting chairman of the city’s economic development committee, noted the possibility of a bike path at a council meeting on February 24.

Curtice Road does not have sidewalks between Lemoyne and Fostoria roads, a two and a half mile stretch. And a storm water ditch runs alongside it.

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