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Oregon City Council on Monday will consider voting in support of the police department’s application for the Ohio Attorney General’s Drug Use Prevention Grant.
Police Chief Mike Navarre said the department applies for the grant annually.
The funds will be used to offset the salary of police officer Sara Shaw, a school resource officer, according to Navarre.
She is expected to receive $2,000 more than last year because her hours are expected to increase to 325 from 208 last year, said Navarre.
A public meeting to listen to the concerns of residents of the Woodmore School District will be held in the wake of last week’s loss of a levy renewal request.
Joe Liszak, president of the Woodmore school board, said Wednesday he’ll ask board members to schedule a regular meeting for an “evening with the board” to field questions from district residents about school finances, operations and other issues.
“We’ll simply listen to their questions on any topic they want to ask about,” he said. “It will be all public participation. We want to give them the opportunity to talk to this board.”
He actually cringes a little when he talks about it.
“I got reserve champion hog and I was showman of showmen multiple times at the county fair and I had the reserve champion carcass at the State Fair. The best pig I ever had was a Duroc. I won the class and went back for the re-weigh and was over by half a pound,” said Clayton Murphy. “I never had the champion.”
That, however, has not been the case since Murphy switched his focus from showing hogs to running track and cross country. Just since 2015, 21-year-old Murphy stood atop the podium numerous times as the 800-meter gold medalist at the Pan American Games, 2016 NCAA Indoor 800-meter champion, and the 2016 NCAA Outdoor 1,500-meter champion. Then, on July 4, the unassuming University of Akron student made some waves when he won the 800-meter race at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
A curfew for minors in Oregon will be on the General Election ballot on November 8.
Oregon City Council on Monday voted 5-2 against the curfew for a second time. On March 21, council voted 5-2 against the curfew. Councilwomen Sandy Bihn and Kathleen Pollauf voted in favor of the curfew both times.
The curfew would prohibit all minors from being in any public place between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m., with some exceptions. Anyone under the age of 18 is considered a minor. Minors who would violate the provisions of the curfew would be dealt with in accordance with Juvenile Court law and procedure. Any parent, guardian or other adult having the legal care and custody of minors violating the curfew will be fined $150 for each offense.
For the first time in four decades, the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District is looking to build a new facility.
On Aug. 2, a special vote will be held asking for voters to approve a 4.4-mill levy for the construction of a new kindergarten through seventh grade school. It would cost $43.6 million and be paid over a 37-year period. The initiative would also pay for renovations to Oak Harbor High School.
For the owner of a $100,000 home in the district, property taxes would increase by about $11-$15 per month. The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station will pay for 38 cents of every dollar of the construction, though that number could fluctuate.
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