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The Eastwood Board of Education has approved a resolution to formally have a levy issue for a new elementary school removed from the November ballot.

The board met Sept. 12 in a special meeting to approve the resolution.

The previous night, board members and the administration held a town hall forum that focused on a proposal to finance a new elementary school without additional taxes.

The board is proposing to use revenues from a tax abatement agreement with The Home Depot and public utility taxes from a Troy Energy plant to cover most of the district’s share of construction costs for a new school.

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Oregon plans public meetings before officials decide on the location of a senior center.

Council President Dennis Walendzak, who sits on a committee to determine how revenue from a new senior levy passed last November will be used, said more input is needed from seniors.

“The discussion on location has come up and it’s being reviewed and talked about, and we will have additional public hearings before any decision is made,” said Walendzak at a committee of the whole meeting on Monday.

Administrator Mike Beazley said the mayor, administration and council are actively involved.

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The Lake Township trustees Tuesday approved a motion to intervene in a rate case FirstEnergy filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

Several public and private entities have already filed with the PUCO to testify when the commission holds a hearing on the rate case.

The township will join with other members of the Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition as interveners in a proposed electric security plan the utility submitted to the PUCO. If approved, the plan would regulate electric rates for users who purchase power from Toledo Edison Co., Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. and Ohio Edison Co.

Richard Welling, a trustee, read an email message from Tom Hays, a former township solicitor who’s been working with NOAC, in which Hays contends rate payers would “financially backstop” the output of both the Davis-Besse and the W.H. Sammis power plants for 15 years if the plan is approved.

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To pay for a plaque honoring Toledo area servicemen killed in action, a memorabilia store has been set up at 4505 North Summit Street.

Last Memorial Day, a stone and plaque honoring Lucas County Medal of Honor recipients was erected on a pathway south of Cullen Park. It was the first of seven memorials planned for the site.

Earlier this month the second plaque, honoring Lucas County veterans killed in action during the Vietnam War, was added. The two plaques are near the Point Place lighthouse on Pinkway Path and are visible from Summit Street.

“We had all 19 of our Medals of Honor on there in chronological order, except the last one,” said Remembrance Inc. chairman Nick Haupricht. “We found out at a later date after we had the thing all set up, looked at it and thought it looked good, that we had another Medal of Honor recipient that had enlisted here in Toledo. So, we had to send the plaque back and put his name on there, too.

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Oregon City Council on Monday will consider passing ordinances regarding improvements to Navarre Avenue and the replacement of the Taylor Road Bridge over Otter Creek.

Public Service Director Paul Roman said both ordinances are required by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to allow the agency to let bids for both projects.

“This gives ODOT the authority to go ahead and bid a project that will take place in Oregon with ODOT funding,” Roman said at a committee of the whole meeting last Monday.

The Navarre Avenue improvement project consists of the replacement of a bridge over Otter Creek that is located between Cresceus and Patchen roads, just west of I-280, and beautification to add bioswales and sidewalks from Cresceus Road to the CSX railroad underpass, according to Roman.

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