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State bill offers transparency, sponsor says
A bill he’s introduced will promote transparency in the legislative process, says State Representative Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont).

House Bill 499 would allow the public and media greater access to the legislative committee process by requiring all written testimony given in House and Senate committees to be made public on the Internet within 10 business days.

Oregon City Council recently approved an ordinance that retains the services of Sudsina & Associates, LLC as financial advisor to the city for $25,000 in connection with the issuance and sale of bonds.

“I think it’s good work what this consultant has done for us, basically saving us money on long-term interest rates,” said Councilman James Seaman.

The 2012 Biggest Week in American Birding Festival is almost here.

The third annual event, which was hosted by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) near Oak Harbor last year, has moved its headquarters to the Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center for this year’s May 4-13 event.

While the Lake school board Tuesday formally approved spending cuts of about $1.15 million, board members also let residents know there would likely be a request for additional operating funds on the ballot this year.

But even if voters approve more millage, the cuts to teaching and non-teaching personnel, the reduction of the kindergarten program, and the closing of Walbridge Elementary School will remain in place, according to the board and administration.

The East Toledo Family Center created an award on behalf of its first senior director, Nancy Gernheuser, who retired in 1997.

Qualities listed for the Senior Director Award include “being creative, vision, advocacy for others, dedicated to own sense of values, personable, approachable, caring, passionate, and having a true sense of humor,” which are said to exemplify Gernheuser’s qualities.


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