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If House Bill 433 were to become law it would establish the Sandusky County Municipal Court effective Jan. 1, 2013 and create one full-time judgeship position.

That position would have a six-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2014. An election would be held in 2013 to seat a new full-time judge.

Water quality report open for public comment
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comment until June 11 on a draft report of  the water quality in tributary streams to the Maumee River and Lake Erie.

Stream data was collected in 2006 and 2008 and a contractor began data analysis in 2010. The draft report includes conclusions from the data analysis and suggestions for improving water quality.

The Oregon school board has not decided whether to pay board member Diana Gadus for her time to attend a leadership conference in Columbus on April 13 and April 14.

Gadus went to the two day conference with board member Carol Molnar.

Oregon school board member P.J. Kapfhammer wants a plan in place to cut expenses after learning that the district paid over $400,000 to two companies last year for electrical repairs.
 
At a school board meeting last month, Kapfhammer said the board could find savings in some of the district’s business agreements and contracts.
 
“I keep hearing we’re going backwards financially. But business is still business as usual down here because of the way we’re doing things,” he said.
 
“We spent almost $500,000 in the last 12 months to two firms – very good quality firms, but for mostly non-bidded work. We call them, they do the work, and we pay the bills. We have to start tightening the purse strings in here real quick,” said Kapfhammer. “Every report we keep getting is how we’re going backwards, but it’s business as usual. I’ve never heard a report about how we can trim some fat and save some money.”
 
Dean Sandwisch, the district’s business manager, said the district saved $50,000 by hiring the companies.

A former mayor of the Village of Walbridge is questioning whether police have thoroughly investigated a residential breaking and entering case and a nearby vandalism incident.
 
Bob Robson says he’s been frustrated by answers he’s received from Mayor Dan Wilczynski and Police Chief Ken Frost.
 
“I’m just asking for an honest answer,” Robson said last week. “Are you doing it or not doing it? Where are we at? I’m not trying to humiliate the mayor or the chief, I just want honest answers. I think we’re entitled to that.”
 
Minutes of the March 1 meeting of village council’s safety committee meeting state: “On going investigation of break in and vandalism in the area of Parklane and Meadow Lane was discussed with Chief Frost. Neighborhood interviews will be conducted. Discussion followed.”
 
Robson attended the meeting and doubts the interviews were conducted.

gun lists

Should people on terrorism-watch or no-fly lists be prohibited from buying guns?
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