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        With the stroke of a pen at the Ohio Department of Taxation, the Benton-Carroll-Salem school district finds itself at a financial crossroads, Guy Parmigian, district superintendent, says in his State of the School District for 2019.

        The pen stroke came when the taxation department de-valued the property at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station that had been a major revenue source for the school district.

        Lake Township will receive about $3,377 more this year from the Wood County Solid Waste Management District to offset costs for curbside recycling.

        The increase is based on an increase from $1 per resident to $1.50 in the solid waste district’s per capita payments to villages and townships providing the curbside service.

        The current rate of $1 per resident has been in effect more than 20 years, according to the board of county commissioners, which informed the municipalities and townships providing the service of the increase in a recent letter.

Metroparks Toledo is the winner of the 2018 Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Governor’s Award for phase 1 construction of Howard Marsh Metropark.

        In addition to the Governor’s Award, Howard Marsh, in Jerusalem Township received a first place award in a category for capital improvements with a budget of $2.5 million or more.

        A life-long resident of Pemberville, Bob Bruning has impacted many local residents during his lifetime.             It was his own family who impacted him.

        Bob grew up with his brothers Dale and Ronald on the Bruning homestead on Alexander Road that has been in the family since 1861.

        Oregon City Council approved the purchase of a splash pad and a fitness court to be used by the recreation department for public use in the Coontz Recreation Complex on Seaman Road.

        Council agreed to issue a purchase order for $122,724.28 to GameTime, of Harrison Ohio, for a sprayground custom baseball/softball arch splash pad at the baseball diamonds in the back of the recreation center.

        The splash pad will facilitate a more family-friendly atmosphere by using the recreation grounds as a recreational facility versus using it only as a sports facility, according to Tim Borton, the recreation commissioner.



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