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Two neighboring school districts with levy requests on the May 5 ballot have tentative plans to cut spending on operations by a combined $1.8 million if they don’t receive additional revenues.

In their levy campaigns, however, the administrations and school boards of the Genoa and Woodmore districts, are citing different reasons for how they arrived at their current financial situations.

In the Genoa district, voters will decide an additional 5-mill, 5-year emergency levy that would, if approved, generate approximately $1.025 million annually, and a 5-mill, 5-year renewal levy that generates about $400,000 a year.

The administration has been focusing on the loss of revenue from the state during presentations at forums and meetings with residents to promote the levies.

“The bottom line for us is our problem stems from reductions by the state,” Bill Nye, treasurer, said in a recent interview.

The district receives about half of its operating revenues from the state and about a third from local real estate taxes.

Revenues from tangible personal property taxes – levied on business inventory and equipment - have dropped as the state phased those taxes out. Reimbursements from the state to help schools and local governments by offsetting the loss of revenues have also dropped.

A judgment against a woman for unjust enrichment stemming from her stay at a Gibsonburg health care facility has been upheld by the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals.

The appeals court agreed with a judgment by the Sandusky County District Court against Elena Miniet for $13,837

Miniet had been a resident of the Wood Lane Health Care facility since 2008, In August 2012, she lost her Medicaid benefits and didn’t pay the facility from October 2012 through November 2013, when she was discharged and moved to another facility, according to court records.

Gibsonburg Health LLC filed suit for breach of contract, unjust enrichment and related violations and sought $13,837 in damages and the district court ruled in its favor.

Eastwood school officials plan to have a new high school principal hired by the time the school board meets on June 29.

The board last week accepted the resignation of Chris Fahim, who’s accepted a position in Sylvania.

Fahim has been assistant principal/ athletic director and principal at the Eastwood High School for six years.

Superintendent Brent Welker, in his community newsletter, praised Fahim for his work ethic and sense of humor that endeared him to students and staff alike.

“He has brought with him a quick wit and an amazing sense of humor that has made working with him truly enjoyable,” Welker said. “His dedication to our students rises well above and beyond any reasonable expectation. It was not uncommon for him to work well past his contracted days and hours in an effort to make sure everything was in place.”

A new fire truck is being put into service by the Harris-Elmore Fire Department.

Harris Township trustees purchased the Spartan truck for $275,000 through a state program.

Carol Baker, a trustee, said a bequest from the estate of Frederick R. Damschroder, an estate tax settlement and revenues from an existing levy were used to make the purchase without asking voters for more taxes. She said the township negotiated the price down from $296,000.

Ohio Plaza Shopping Center LLC, owner of the Woodville Mall, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Ohio Northern Bankruptcy Court on May 11.

Late last year, Northwood filed a lawsuit against the Woodville Mall for foreclosure judgment on a lien, previously part of a ruling by the Wood County Common Pleas court to force the owners to complete demolition of the mall on time.

Most of the mall, located at 3725 Williston Road, was razed last year, but buildings that were leased by The Andersons and Elder-Beerman are still standing likely due to asbestos contamination, Northwood City Administrator Bob Anderson said last week.

The Wood County Common Pleas court in 2013 ruled that all unused structures on the premises, debris, building materials and trash, were to be removed by May 2, 2014, and that asphalt and cement slabs were to be removed by July 31, 2014.

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