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Jail garden lauded by state auditor

Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost has recognized Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer’s efforts to save tax dollars, presenting the sheriff with the first-ever Auditor of State Taxpayer Hero Award.

The sheriff implemented a garden program for inmates at the county jail, which saves the county thousands of dollars in food costs.

The Oregon City Schools district, in an effort to save money and improve communication, has recently implemented Power Announcement, an automated communication tool which allows parents to choose how they want to be contacted for various types of district communications. 

Parents can choose to be contacted via text message, e-mail and/or phone (cell or home) for emergency notifications, student bulletins, attendance notifications, school cancellation messages, and general messages.  Power Announcement is tied directly to the PowerSchool parent portal, which can be accessed via the district’s website at http://www.oregoncityschools.org

Oregon City Council recently approved a request to allow two men over the age of 35 to take a civil service test in hopes of getting hired in the police department

Council in July considered passing an ordinance that would set the maximum age requirement to 35 for those who want to join the police department, but would grant waivers under certain conditions.

Under the Ohio Revised Code, unless provided by ordinance, the maximum age for a new officer is 35.

A man allegedly responsible for a rash of break-ins, burglaries and vehicle thefts in the northwest part of Oregon was arrested last month at a home in East Toledo.

Jeromy James Butts, 111 S. Summit, Toledo, was bound over to the Lucas County grand jury for allegedly receiving stolen property and forgery, according to the Oregon Municipal Court log.

You won’t find Joe Riley sitting behind a desk wearing a necktie anytime soon.

Riley, a 2011 Clay graduate and Curtice resident, is currently enrolled in high performance motor sports at the University of Northwestern Ohio and is scheduled to graduate next fall.

Riley, who played soccer at Clay, used the two years of auto mechanics he took in high school to earn a scholarship to the Lima, Ohio-based college.

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