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A public meeting to discuss an income tax ballot issue to fund operations of the Gibsonburg Exempted Village School District is scheduled for Oct. 29 at Hilfiker Elementary School.

The meeting, planned to last one hour, will start at 7:30 p.m.

Voters on Nov. 5 will decide a 0.75 percent income tax that will, if passed, generate approximately $750,000 annually during its 5-year duration.

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Even as local third-graders wrapped up their state reading tests last week, educators say some parts of the new initiative remain confusing.

The Third Grade Guarantee in full effect for the 2013-14 school year is part of the educational package put forward by Gov. John Kasich in the 2012 budget. The program is aimed at identifying kids who are falling behind in reading from kindergarten to third grade.

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Oregon City council on Monday awarded a bid to a contractor to install sidewalks on the north side of Navarre Avenue between Coy and Lallendorf roads, to improve safety for pedestrians.

Council accepted a bid of $89,210 bid of Cash Services, LLC., Genoa, to furnish labor, materials and equipment for the sidewalk project.

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The owners of the Woodville Mall missed a deadline last month to submit a plan of demolition of the mall to the city, as per the order of a judge in August.

Northwood City Councilman Ed Schimmel said at a council meeting on Oct. 10 that the city is reviewing its options.

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The 2013 Birmingham Hall of Fame’s 37th Annual Inductee and Scholarship Banquet will be held Sunday Oct. 20 at St. Stephen School Hall, 2018 Consaul St. in East Toledo.
 
The celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a social hour. A Chicken Paprika and Pig in the Blanket dinner will be served family-style at 6 p.m. Guest speaker for this event is Chris Bergeron, head coach of Bowling Green State University’s men’s ice hockey team.

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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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