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The Ottawa County sheriff is updating policing contracts his department has with Allen and Portage townships.

Sheriff Steve Levorchick recently had a meeting with Portage Township trustees and has been in talks with the Allen Township trustees, he said. His plan, he said, is to review the contracts held under his new leadership and make any changes necessary. That review will include examining hours, compensation rates and other issues.

Levy collections have been negatively impacted by property reevaluations and reduced state replacement dollars, plus state and federal allocations have been reduced.

That is the common theme heard from many organizations which say they must go to the ballot this November to recoup lost funds or else the community suffers the consequences.

Gerken Paving, Inc., submitted the lowest of four bids for the resurfacing of Wagner Road – between East Broadway and Luckey Road – in Lake Township but the township trustees Tuesday opted to postpone awarding a contract for the project so the road supervisor can review the bids.

The domestic violence case against Joseph Kiss, Jr., chairman of the Jerusalem Township board of trustees, was terminated on “Call of the Prosecutor” (COP) on Monday, October 1, in Oregon Municipal Court.

Kiss was arrested for alleged domestic violence on Friday, July 13, by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department.

The Oregon City Schools district, in an effort to save money and improve communication, has recently implemented Power Announcement, an automated communication tool which allows parents to choose how they want to be contacted for various types of district communications. 

Parents can choose to be contacted via text message, e-mail and/or phone (cell or home) for emergency notifications, student bulletins, attendance notifications, school cancellation messages, and general messages.  Power Announcement is tied directly to the PowerSchool parent portal, which can be accessed via the district’s website at http://www.oregoncityschools.org

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