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Lake board to unveil high school plans
The Lake Board of Education has scheduled a community reception for Dec. 22 to unveil plans for a new high school building.

The reception will start at 6 p.m. and be held in the middle school cafeteria.

Jeff Carpenter, district treasurer, said floor plans, which will include computerized three dimensional images as well as architectural renderings will be presented.

The district is leasing a building on Tracy Road from Owens Community College for high school students.

After lengthy negotiations with the district’s insurance carrier, the school board proceeded with having the former high school building on Lemoyne Road razed.

It was heavily damaged in a June 5 tornado but the insurance company had taken the position about half of the building – mostly classroom and office space in the west end – was salvageable and could be repaired.

In September, Tim Krugh, board president, said the board and Traveler’s Insurance Co. concluded negotiations that morning with the company agreeing to the full coverage limit of $19.1 million for the building.

Total damage to the building, including contents, could reach $25 million, Krugh said. In all, the district incurred losses of about $30 million, including damage to other buildings.

The school board plans to have a new building open for the 2012-13 school year.


Named to park board
Wood County Probate Judge David Woessner has appointed two persons to the Wood County Park District Board of Commissioners.

Robert Callecod and Frank McLaughlin were appointed to three-year terms starting Jan. 1, 2011.

Callecod served on the board in 1987 and 1988 and was the director of the Bowling Green Department of Parks and Recreation for 16 years, retiring in 2005.

McLaughlin has been the director of the Wood County Child Enforcement Agency since 1993.


B-C-S board meetings
There will be a special meeting of the Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education Dec. 14 at 6 p.m., in the media center at Oak Harbor High School, 11681 W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor. 

The board will hold a regular meeting Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m., in the media center at the high school.


Safety council to meet
The Ottawa County Safety Council will meet Dec. 15 at  11 a.m. at the Ottawa County Resource Centre, Oak Harbor

Karen Jensen, of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, will be the speaker.

For reservation information contact Denise Ventrone 419 898-6242 by Dec. 13.

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