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After receiving public input on a new land-use plan for Wood County, a steering committee is scheduled to meet April 6 to discuss how to proceed with all the data that has been accumulated.

“We’re in the working phase now. That’s the best way to describe it,” said Dave Steiner, director of the Wood County Planning Commission.

The commission sponsored a forum in February to offer the public a chance to voice its opinion on future growth and development. The county’s current plan was adopted in 2007.

The Oregon City Schools District is currently negotiating contracts for the Oregon City Federation of Teachers and the Ohio Association of Public School Employees.

The current contracts expire July 31, according to Superintendent Hal Gregory.

An initial meeting with the union representatives started in March, said Gregory. There have been no offers or tentative agreements as of last week.

Negotiations traditionally focus on three core areas, including salaries and compensation, insurance benefits and working conditions, said Gregory.

Registration for the popular and historical 2016 National Trophy Pistol and Rifle Matches began April 1 – fired at Camp Perry, six miles west of Port Clinton, during the months of July and August.

The 2016 Match Schedule will be different from the 2014-2015 National Matches – returning to the original schedule of years past. Events featured will include the John C. Garand, President’s Rifle, Hearst Doubles, Vintage Sniper, as well as a multitude of prestigious pistol events. This year also marks the 20th Anniversary of the CMP, so come help us celebrate!

New this year, the CMP will introduce its Legacy Series: an extra week highlighting an assortment of competitions that feature both vintage and modern military rifles. Each event has been named to honor the memories of important figures in marksmanship history, as well as to commemorate the spirit of past and present National Matches.

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to presspublications.com and clicking the icon in the upper right corner.

Oregon City Council on Monday voted 5-2 against passing a curfew for minors following a lengthy discussion.

Members of the Oregon Block Watch Group met with city officials twice in the past to advocate the need for the curfew. Supporters wanted the measure to go before council for a vote. Many were at the meeting on Monday.

Councilwoman Sandy Bihn, who met with neighborhood groups while she campaigned for a seat on city council last year, has been in support of a curfew.

“A lot of big cities have them. The whole state of Michigan has a curfew,” she said. “So obviously, some governmental entities feel this is helpful. In the case here, people have been asking for this for a long time because there have been issues in their neighborhoods late at night.”

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