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Two area school districts, Woodmore and Eastwood, are on the ballot next month with bond issues that will, if passed, leverage state funding for new buildings.
Voters in the Woodmore School District will decide a 6.97-mill bond levy that would fund the local share of construction costs for a new pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school to be built next to the current elementary school in Woodville.
The total estimated cost of the project is $25.9 million, with the Ohio School Facilities Commission providing about $6.4 million and the district’s share at about $15.6 million. In addition, the district will pay about $3.9 million for additional classrooms and a performing arts center not covered by the OSFC.
Woodmore voters are also being asked to approve an OSFC-required 0.5-mill levy for maintaining the building.
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The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department will conduct clinics in the Oregon City Schools District to give H1N1, or swine flu, vaccinations in the next two weeks.
The clinics will be held on Oct. 26, 27, and November 4 during school hours.
On Monday, October 26, vaccinations will be given in the library of Fassett Middle School, and in the gyms of Starr and Jerusalem elementary schools.
On Tuesday, Oct. 27, vaccinations will be given in the libraries of Wynn and Coy elementary schools, and in the library of Eisenhower Middle School.
On Wednesday, November 4, vaccinations will be given in the old gym of Clay High School.
Car sales generated by the so-called Cash for Clunkers program have been so robust that some area dealers say the $1 billion allocated by the federal government will be exhausted well before the program is scheduled to end on Nov. 1.
John Becerra, sales manager at Mathews Ford in Oregon, said he was certain the initial funding would soon be gone.
“That will happen, absolutely,” he said Wednesday, adding buyers flocked to the Navarre Avenue dealership when the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) officially began July 24.
He estimated 40-50 vehicles were sold under the program at the dealership in just the first few days.
Thousands of first responders will now have the opportunity to
heighten their emergency preparedness skills in the latest experiential training and educational resource center around as Owens Community College’s Center for Emergency Preparedness formally opens the doors to a new $3.2 million Training and Operations Center.
The new facility will serve as the “hub” for the Center for Emergency Preparedness and provide first responders with expanded opportunities for real-world, scenario-based training highlighted by the only indoor emergency services virtual training system in the country.
“Owens Community College’s new Training and Operations Center is a welcome addition to the Center for Emergency Preparedness and fulfills a need for a rather expansive facility to conduct year-round training within a climate controlled setting,” said Michael Cornell, Owens Director of the Center for Emergency Preparedness. “Providing first responders with the highest level in realistic training is essential to preparing them for actual emergency situations. This new Training and Operations Center reinforces the College’s commitment to meeting the emergency preparedness education and training needs throughout the region and beyond by offering experiential learning resources unlike any other facility in the country.”
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