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For the past eight months, the Oregon Vietnam Memorial Group has been searching military records to identify Oregon and Jerusalem Township residents who died while serving in the Vietnam War. To date, the committee had identified seven men for inclusion on the memorial monument scheduled to begin production this month.

In prior articles that have appeared here in The Press, the Oregon Vietnam Memorial Group listed the seven servicemen who lost their lives as Esiquio Cantu, Scott Corrello, Gerald Corlett, Joseph Gill, Ervin Harris, Arthur Heringhausen, and John Thayer. Just this past week, the group’s chairman Jerry Eversman learned of an eighth soldier who died while in military service in Vietnam.

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Lions and tigers and a bear named Baloo – and monkeys and birds and other jungle creatures too helped Oakdale Elementary music teacher Wendy Deal end her 35-year teaching career on a high note.

On May 20 and 21, the Oakdale students, under Deal’s direction, presented “The Jungle Book” – the culmination of months of work and rehearsals.

The production, which included participation from all the students in the school, was a final curtain call for Deal, who retired at the end of the school year.

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Four new members were recently inducted into the Waite High School Hall of Fame for 2008.

Those chosen include:
Jack R. Zedro was born April 22, 1931, in Toledo, to Bertha and Anthony Zedro. He married Stella Ane of Toledo, in 1953. Jack passed away Feb. 7, 1980 in Binghamton, N.Y at the age of 48. He is missed and remembered by many.

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The Lake Township trustees Tuesday approved personnel changes for the police and fire departments.

On the recommendation of Chief Mark Hummer, the trustees approved the promotion of Adam Lorenzen to full-time status on the police department.

His promotion goes into effect July 7.

Officer Lorenzen began with the department as an auxiliary officer before being promoted to part-time status.

He replaces Mike Lutton, who retired recently. Officer Lorenzen will be on probationary status for one year.

The trustees also approved the purchase of three Tasers for the police department. Chief Hummer said the department had been using Tasers donated by the Toledo Police Department. The new Tasers cost $2,944 but the Lake Township Police Officers Association donated $944 to offset part of the cost.

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More funding for improvements to Tracy Road in Lake Township has been announced by the Wood County Commissioners.

The commissioners’ office last week said the county has been awarded $750,000 by the Ohio Department of Development for the improvements, including widening Tracy Road from State Route 795 to the Ohio Turnpike.

The commissioners said $170,000 is coming from the Industrial Site Improvement Fund and $580,000 is from the Roadwork Development Account.

The commissioners have also approved county funding for the balance of the $1.1 million project from the Motor Vehicle and Gas Tax Fund.

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