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The Genoa school board last week passed a resolution to place a 1.9-mill, 28-year bond issue on the November ballot to fund the local share of construction costs for a new elementary school building and renovations to the high school.

If approved by voters, the issue would generate about $5.23 million for the project, which will also be funded by $13.7 million from the Ohio School Facilities Commission and a $6.2 million credit the Genoa district has with the OSFC.

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A two-faced kitten born about two weeks ago in a shop off Woodville Road died last Wednesday.

Mike Tawil, owner of Woodville Auto Finance, across from the Woodville Mall in Northwood, was crestfallen by its death.

He noticed the kitten had appeared to be weak Wednesday evening.

“It seemed tired. The mother was wandering around the garage. We realized that it wasn’t going to make it, and saw it die,” said Tawil.

He plans to sell the body for about $700 to a medical oddities museum in California for display, and donate the money to charity.

While some might have considered the kitten’s deformity grotesque, Tawil called it a blessing.

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The Oregon Plan Commission last month approved zoning change requests for property on Navarre Avenue to make way for a proposed $10 million senior housing project just west of Little Sisters of the Poor.

Plan commission members Mayor Marge Brown, Joe Gajdostick, Tom Susor, and Rick Orovitz voted in favor of a zoning change from R-1 Low Density Residential Zoning District to R-3 Multiple-Family at 4744 Navarre Avenue. Member Scott Winckowski was opposed.

All members voted in support of a zoning change from R-1 Low Density Residential Zoning District to C-5 Navarre Avenue Business District on a nearby parcel at 4700 Navarre Avenue that is needed for the development.

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This year’s program book for the Birmingham Ethnic Festival will be dedicated to teams of the Hungarian Soccer Club.

Festival organizers are looking for players who competed during the seasons from 1957 through 2005 to be recognized at the festival on Aug. 17.

Soccer has been a tradition in the Birmingham neighborhood since the arrival of a new wave of Hungarians after the 1956 revolution in their native country.

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Oregon City Council on Monday will consider signing a $60,000 contract with Saneholtz & Associates, LLC, to survey Otter Creek.

Council in April had agreed to a $70,000 contract with the company to conduct drainage studies of Amolsch Ditch, Amolsch-Driftmeyer Ditch and Wolf Creek.

"Now we want to include Otter Creek for the same general things we are checking out the other ones for," said Mayor Marge Brown at a committee of the whole meeting last Monday.

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