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Death penalty issue goes to judge

Whether or not the death penalty specification should be dismissed in the case of a Fremont man indicted for the murder of his estranged wife will be decided by Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters.

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A pay raise for teachers in the Lake School District comes with a slightly longer school day.

The Lake Education Association and school board have come to agreement on a new three-year contract that includes pay raises and an extension of 15 minutes to the school day.

According to Jeff Carpenter, district treasurer, teachers will receive base salary increases of 2.75 percent in 2014, 2.25 percent in 2015, and 1.95 percent in 2016.

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A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the new Oregon Parks Bike Trail on Wednesday.

The paved connector will complete one of the area’s longest cycling and leisure trails and connect 4.9 miles of trails at Maumee Bay State Park with 3.3 miles of trails at Pearson.

The eight mile trail will connect Fassett Junior High, Starr Elementary and Clay High schools with Pearson Metropark and Maumee Bay State Park.

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The shuttered Carroll Elementary School building could have a new owner soon.

The Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education last week approved the sale of the building for $15,500 to the Carroll Township trustees, according to Tim Coffman, district treasurer.

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B-C-S financial situation improves
 

Officials of the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District point to cost-cutting measures for getting through the fiscal year without having to tap into cash reserves – the first time in five years the Ottawa County district didn’t have to tap into reserves to balance the budget.

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