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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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A state regulator has postponed a vote that could determine whether or not FirstEnergy customers will receive millions of dollars in rebates of renewable energy credit overcharges.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio had been scheduled to hear the case July 31 but delayed it until Aug. 7. The delay was needed to “fine tune” an order that will decide if FirstEnergy overpaid for renewable energy credits and passed the overcharges on to customers, PUCO Chairman Todd Snitchler told the Associated Press.

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The Northwood school board is looking at three possible sites to construct a new elementary, middle, and high school combination facility for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students.

The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) approved over $11.5 million in state funding earlier this month to construct the building. The OSFC, which oversees the state’s school facility renovation and construction program, also approved three possible locations where the school will be built: The former Lark Elementary School on Andrus Road on the west side, 20 acres of school owned property on Bradner Road on the east side, and on property where the schools are currently located at Woodville and Lemoyne roads, according to Superintendent Greg Clark.

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Woodmore hires contractors for new building
The Woodmore school board has approved resolutions for hiring contractors for the new elementary/middle school, which is being funded by state and local revenues.

Resolutions accepting bids were approved for:
• Studer-Obringer, Inc. for general trades.

• C.R.M., Inc., for roofing.

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