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Oregon City Schools Superintendent Lonny Rivera vowed to improve next year’s state report card by focusing on ways to help fifth and sixth graders do better in math, science and reading.

The state last month released the results of the report card, which is a new evaluation system for school districts this year. Instead of an overall grade for districts, the new system gives grades in nine categories.

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Calvin United Church of Christ is celebrating 110 years in the ethnic Hungarian Birmingham neighborhood of East Toledo.

 More than 110 years ago, immigrants from Hungary were flooding into Toledo. Fleeing the spread of fascism and Nazism, Hungarians arrived in America, and eventually settled in cities like Toledo in search of a better life for themselves and their families.  Many of them arrived as skilled tradesmen and women, worked as bricklayers, steelworkers and machinists. Others were skilled seamstresses, embroiderers and bakers.

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Woodmore assistant football coach Todd Bringman has been suspended after a practice incident left a 16-year-old player in a concussion.

Parents allege that Coach Bringman was abusive in disciplining the players and that the team should not have been wearing pads while practicing in excessive heat.

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As of Thursday, investigators hadn’t determined what caused the explosion at a Troy Township home that killed two persons and injured three others but did find evidence of a propane gas leak.

Michael Duchesne, a spokesman for the Ohio Fire Marshal’s office, said the investigation was on-going and the office was awaiting results from the coroner’s office.

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A Vietnam veteran and activist is urging area veterans to push for changes in the state regulations covering how they receive services.

In particular, Nick Haupricht, chairman of Remembrance, Inc., says a state law requiring veterans to show residency in a county for three months to receive services is unfair.

By comparison, someone receiving general assistance only has to show proof of one month residency.

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