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Clay High School students saw several more bus routes this school year.

The school board had agreed to add about 17 more stops.

“Busing is obviously one of those challenges that over the last several years we’ve had to kind of sift through and figure out the different runs with the elimination of high school busing,” said Hal Gregory, assistant superintendent. “This year, we did add many stops for Clay High School bus students.”

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Oregon City Schools Superintendent Lonny Rivera said he and the school board are planning to thoroughly examine the district’s state report card, which was released last month.

“The grades we received, we’re not happy with at all,” said Rivera, who started his new position as superintendent of the district last month. He said he is dissecting the results of the report card, which is a new state 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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Advocates of expanding Medicaid in Ohio unveiled their ballot campaign last week, announcing they filed the initial set of signatures needed to start circulating petitions for an initiative statute.

“Health and human services advocates, healthcare providers and labor organizations together proved their dedication to this vital public policy issued collecting more than 5,800 signatures in four days time and over a holiday weekend,” said Jon Allison, a spokesman for Healthy Ohioans Work. “These devoted individuals an

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Northwood resident Julie Fahrbach was one of those people who always cared about fundraising for non-profit organizations dedicated to severe illness.

Then, she was struck herself, passing away at age 52.

“She was a huge advocate for fundraising things in Toledo,” said daughter Ruth Kreager, a 2004 Northwood High School graduate.

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Church to dedicate memorial for young member lost at sea

After graduating from Clay High School in June 1943, 17-year-old Richard Dickey talked with his good friend Jack Heninger about how they might end up serving together in the regular Army, should they be drafted into service.

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Richard Dickey

After turning 18, Richard, thought his chances might be better if he joined the U.S. Merchant Marine. Jack waited for a draft notice. On March 26, 1944 the 18-year-old Richard went to New York City and enlisted. He was assigned as a messman to the S.S. Pan Pennsylvania, a tanker owned by the U.S. Maritime Commission.

On April 15, with a cargo of 140,000 barrels of gasoline, the tanker left New York Harbor bound for the United Kingdom. The very next day, the Pan Pennsylvania was torpedoed by a German submarine U-550 in the North Atlantic, about 70 miles off the coast of Nantucket.

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