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Oregon City Council on March 14 will consider hiking the speed limit on Otter Creek Road to 45 mph from 35 mph.

The proposal is based on a speed study performed by DGL Consulting Engineers, LLC. “That study was subsequently approved by ODOT,” said Oregon Public Service Director Paul Roman at a committee of the whole meeting on March 7.

Roman said he didn’t mind if the proposal received three readings by council.

“Everybody’s in favor of it, it seems like,” said Councilman James Seaman.

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Lucas County Audito Anita Lopez will meet with the residents of Jerusalem Township Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. to discuss the 2012 revaluation as well as the upcoming Board of Revision deadline of March 31. The meeting will take place at the Jerusalem Township Hall, located at 9501 Jerusalem Road, Curtice.

Auditor Lopez will inform residents about the upcoming property revaluation process, the owner’s role in the process, and the relationship between the Auditor’s office and property taxes.

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It’s fitting that Josephine Fassett’s portrait greets students, staff and visitors to the office at the Oregon middle school that bears her name, though few people – if any – call it “Josephine” Fassett Middle School these days.  For nearly a half-century, Miss Fassett dedicated herself to the development of young minds, helping to guide the Oregon school system from the days of one-room schoolhouses to modern facilities.

Born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1884, she was 77 years old when the new Fassett Junior High was dedicated at a ceremony held Oct. 8, 1961.

She was on hand to give remarks to the crowd before Board of Education President George Ackerman formally accepted the presentation of the building from general contractor Richard Knowlton and Orville Bauer, representing the architectural firm that designed the school.

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The Village of Elmore is hosting a green energy summit next month to offer the public, business community, and elected officials an opportunity to learn more about the many products and services that save energy and are easier on the environment.

The summit is scheduled for April 15, said Mayor Lowell Krumnow, who’s organizing the event in the hope it will draw local businesses that manufacture or offer green energy, bio-friendly, and energy-efficient products and services.

American Municipal Power, a nonprofit corporation that owns and operates electric facilities that provide generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power to its members, is also a sponsor of the summit.

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The demise of two aging Genoa School District elementary buildings will result in the expansion of two municipal park systems this year.

Yet-to-be finalized land agreements between the Genoa School District, the Village of Genoa, and Allen Township trustees should ensure that acreage surrounding Brunner Elementary and Allen Central Elementary will be turned over to the communities for park space, according to Dennis Mock, school superintendent.

The tradeoff comes as school officials ready to open a new elementary school building for the 2011-12 school year at the high school and middle school campus on Genoa-Clay Center Road.

The village will receive 7.27 acres near Brunner Elementary and Allen Township gets 12 acres now encompassing the Allen Central campus.

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