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Three area school districts are making plans to place levy renewal requests on the November ballot.
The Eastwood school board will be seeking renewal of a 2-mill levy that was originally passed as a 5-year issue but will likely be on the ballot this year as a continuing levy.
Townships’ zoning matters on agendas
An application to rezone a 1.23-acre parcel in Lake Township from agricultural to light industrial is on the agenda of the July 2 meeting of the Wood County Planning Commission.
A boat owner suffered burns to his legs, arms, and abdomen June 23 after an explosion at a gas dock at the Foxhaven Marina in Ottawa County.
According to the county sheriff’s department, Theodore G. Philput, 46, Canal Winchester, O., had just re-fueled port and starboard tanks on his 40-foot boat when he attempted to start the vessel from the fly bridge. The engines apparently started and then stopped.
Oregon Councilman Michael Sheehy will fill the seat vacated by State Rep. Matt Szollosi, it was announced on Wednesday.
Sheehy, who has been on council for nine terms, will serve the 18 months remaining in Szollosi’s two year term representing the 46th House District.
Oregon Councilmen James Seaman and Tom Susor were also among the local candidates who were interested in the seat.
The Oregon school board on Thursday approved a four year contract with Dr. Lonny J. Rivera to be the district’s new superintendent.
Rivera, of Brown Road, has been principal of Wayne Trail Intermediate in the Maumee City Schools District since August, 2011.
The board set his annual salary at $119,000.
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