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The Oregon City School board agreed to place a 2-mill permanent improvement renewal levy on the Nov. 4 ballot.

The five-year levy will generate $1,251,932 annually for five years, according to School Board Member Jeff Ziviski.

The levy can only be used to fund for building operations and repairs, equipping and funishing schools, maintaining and purchasing buses, and computers.

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Oregon is considering installing its own monitoring wells in the right-of-way around Envirosafe Services of Ohio’s hazardous waste landfill on Otter Creek Road.

Currently, over 100 monitoring wells installed on Envirosafe’s property are tested by the company regularly to determine whether contamination is leaking from the landfill.

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A recommendation to contract with a Columbus engineering firm for assessing a brownfield site where a service station had been located will be presented to members of Elmore Village Council next week for consideration.

Council’s planning and environment committee last Monday agreed to recommend the hiring of Burgess & Niple to test for any contamination of the property at 408 Rice Street.

The village has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the assessment of the site where four underground fuel storage tanks have been out of service for about 14 years.

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will host public meetings next month to gather input from the public on proposed rules for managing construction and improvement projects along the Lake Erie shoreline.

The proposed rule changes to the Ohio Administrative Code reflect a new policy for managing the state’s coastal lands announced last summer by Gov. Ted Strickland.

One area the governor’s policy addresses is that of what rights property owners along the lake shoreline with valid deeds have.

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Cardinal Stritch High School has terminated the contract of newly hired head football coach Andre Hampton after an internal investigation of what the school administration is calling “illegal financial activity.”

The school, in a statement issued Thursday, said it was cooperating with the Oregon Police Department which was conducting an “ongoing investigation into the matter.”

School officials declined to comment further on the investigation.

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