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Three people will be vying for two seats on the Oregon Board of Education on November 8. Unfortunately, Incumbent Board Member Diane Karoly will not be one of them.

The seats of both Karoly and Board President Eric Heintschel, who has decided not to run, are both up for grabs. Karoly had filed her petitions with the Lucas County Board of Elections, but a simple mistake will keep her off of the ballot.

Jerusalem Township officials have dreamed of having their own recreation complex for over a decade, if not longer. Now, they’ll have it.

Tuesday, a private/public partnership broke ground for two baseball diamonds and two soccer fields on a 10-acre property adjacent to Jerusalem Elementary School. Construction is expected to begin immediately and the fields will be available for use next spring.

“We all know this has been a long process trying to get this rolling prior to (trustee) David (Bench) and I,” trustee Ron Sheehan said. “We went through some trials and tribulations to get this where it’s at.”

In East Toledo at Work: A History of Business and Industry of East Toledo by Larry R. Michaels and Ronald J. Mauter, a chapter titled “Sixteen Tons and What Do You Get?” describes the old Ironwood neighborhood of East Toledo.

“The Ironville community further north on Front Street…grew up as early as the 1860s around heavy industry that was dependent on shipping on the river. The iron ore and coke plants gave the community its name, and other industries, such as shipbuilding and oil refining, arrived soon after,” states the book, copyrighted in 2006 and published by Bihl House Publishing Company.

The Aug. 13 burglary of a Woodville Road home in Lake Township by armed men appears to not to be a random act, Mark Hummer, township police chief, said last week.

He said evidence collected at the scene indicates the residence at 1539 Woodville Road was intentionally hit by three men who took a cell phone and cash.

A formal plan detailing additional spending cuts will be presented to the Benton-Carroll-Salem school board Aug. 23, the district administration said.

Superintendent Diane Kershaw has presented a preliminary list of more than $1 million in cuts to the board, including closing two elementary schools, which would result in staff reductions of at least 16 employees.

She said she intends to present final plan recommendations to the board on Tuesday.

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