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Genoa High School students will return next fall to a newly-remodeled science lab.

Genoa Board of Education members recently approved three contracts for the renovation that will take place this summer after the 2010-11 school year ends, according to treasurer Bill Nye.  Completion is set for Aug. 26.

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Oregon City Council approved a three year contract with the Oregon Police Command Officers/Fraternal Order of Police, and the Ohio Labor Council at a meeting last week.

“This is the first in a step of labor agreements we will be dealing with this year,” City Administrator Mike Beazley said to council. “It is important to note that in a time when we are trying to hold the line on expenses, both sides did a good job in recognizing the fiscal challenges facing the region, and agreed to a labor agreement with no wage increases the first year and wage reopeners in years one, two and three.”

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Oregon City Council last week backed a resolution in support of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) and urged the Ohio Legislature to restoring funding to its budget.

The OCC has a current operating budget of approximately $8.5 million per year. However, under the proposed biennial budget, the OCC’s budget would be reduced to $4.1 million per year.

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The Lake Township trustees, acting at the request of some Fostoria Road residents, have approved a resolution asking for a traffic speed study – the first step in the process for getting the speed limit lowered to 35 mph from 55.

The board of trustees Tuesday unanimously approved the resolution, which will be forwarded to the Wood County engineer’s office and then to the Ohio Department of Transportation, which would actually conduct the study.

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Probate court starting guardian program
The Wood County Probate Court has established a voluntary guardian program for persons needing assistance in court proceedings.

Judge David Woessner said trained volunteers will provide guardian service for persons who’ve been declared incompetent or who are unable to take care of themselves.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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