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Students from the University of Toledo, who did a study on how to improve safety at Navarre Avenue and Wynn Road, asked Oregon City council to support their request for a left turn signal at the intersection.

Council has previously discussed whether safety could be improved at that intersection after 16-year-old Clay High School student Cody Van Hersett was killed there in a crash in January. Van Hersett was driving his vehicle west on Navarre Avenue when he collided with a semi that was turning left onto northbound Wynn Road. The truck driver was cited in the crash.

In last week’s article about Academy Games, the company founder’s name was spelled wrong. His name is Uwe Eickert. Volgograd, not Logograd, is formerly known as Stalingrad, the site of one of the most important and famous battles of World War II.  In addition, the Eickert Scissors manufacturing company did not go out of business. It was sold to Jarden Corporation which moved its operations to their McMinnville, Tenn. facilities where the business is still in existence. The Press regrets the errors.

The village of Genoa’s police chief has high hopes for a decent turnout at an April 5 meeting to organize a Block Watch program.

“The notices were sent out in water bills,” said Police Chief Bob Bratton. “We should have a good crowd – if the number of people who’ve told me they saw the notices in the water bills is any indication.”

The fate of Walbridge Elementary School and the jobs of more than 20 employees of the Lake Local School District will be decided Wednesday night when the school board votes on a proposed austerity plan aimed at reducing spending by just under $1.2 million.

Treasurer Jeff Carpenter said the loss of revenues from the state and a loss of local property tax revenues due to lower valuations are putting a tight squeeze on the district’s operating funds.

Area motorists will have a chance to test their driving skills while distracted Friday April 6 at the Oregon Municipal Complex.
The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Distracted Driver Simulator will be at the complex from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The simulator challenges participants to navigate streets and highways while talking on a cell phone, texting, and listening to passenger conversations.
The simulator is a component of the transportation department’s road safety campaign Every Move You Make, Keep It Safe, which is part of the state’s goal of reducing road fatalities by 5 percent over the next three years.
In 2010, Ohio law enforcement agencies reported 39 fatalities, 454 serious injuries, and 12,140 crashes that could be attributed to distracted driving.
Robert Momany, vice president of programs and services of the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio, said the council and SSOE are sponsoring the simulator to raise awareness of the danger of using cell phones and texting while driving.
He said appointments are not needed.

 

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