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About 30 members of the community attended Monday’s meeting of Woodville Village Council to ask more questions and comment on the recent shooting of a dog by an on-duty police officer during a traffic stop.

Mayor Rich Harman opened the meeting by stating that Sandusky County prosecuting attorney, Tom Stierwalt, had all the relevant information and has advised village officials to make no specific statements at this time.

Once Stierwalt has finished his review, there will be a statement made to the public about his findings, the mayor said.

Resident Cara Brown said she is a dog owner and that her dogs are Labradors – the same breed as the dog that was shot.

Brown also said she held a job as an animal control officer in Arizona and has been trained in animal law and behavior.

The Genoa school board will host a community forum Dec. 1 to gather public input on the search for a new superintendent for the Ottawa County district.

The forum is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and will be held in the high school auditorium.

The current superintendent, Dennis Mock, has announced his intentions to retire July 31 of next year.

In a statement in the Comet Communicator to announce his retirement, Mock noted the school system has also endured times of fiscal belt-tightening.

Oregon City Council last Monday approved the purchase of a building at 4350 Navarre Avenue for a senior center. The current senior center on Bay Shore Road has long been considered outdated for seniors’ needs.

The city purchased the building for $850,000 from SIG-OHIO, LLC., dba Signature Associates, an Ohio Limited Liability Company.

“It is our expectation to close on the property by the end of the year,” said City Law Director Melissa Purpura. “We just finalized this agreement at 5 o’clock tonight.”

“We said we would act this year, so please give us time to finish things up,” said Council President Dennis Walendzak to the audience.

Part of the building is being leased by an insurance company. It has up to 13,500 square feet. Approximately 6,500 square feet will be devoted for senior activities.

It’s the season of giving, and Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian and city council decided to give residents a present in the form of tax cuts.

The city next year will not be collecting revenue from three .5 mill levies because the officials determined there are sufficient funds in the budget to cover expenses.

Each .5 mill levy helped fund the police, recreation and fire departments.

“We can meet the service needs of the community without collecting the revenue. Our income tax revenues have been strong,” said Administrator Mike Beazley last week.

Oregon City Council on Monday approved a resolution that accepted the tax amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission of Lucas County, which defers collection of revenue from the levies.

Nursing students’ lawsuit dismissed

The Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court decision that dismissed a lawsuit filed by students in the nursing program of Owens Community College.

The case, centering largely on procedural matters, stems from the nursing program’s loss of accreditation in 2009 from the National League Nursing Accrediting Commission. The college had offered a two-year associate’s degree in nursing.

The students had filed three complaints against the college, citing the Consumers Sales Practices Act, after the loss of accreditation: first in the state’s Court of Claims, which dismissed it in February 2010 because it lacked jurisdiction, and then in August 2010 in Lucas County Common Pleas Court where it was determined that court wasn’t the proper venue.

Female coach

The Buffalo Bills last week hired the NFL's first female full-time coach (Kathryn Smith--special teams quality control coach). Should there be more women in coaching?
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