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Oregon city council on Monday approved the renewal of the city’s liability insurance coverage with The Ohio Plan. The cost to renew the plan represented a 6 percent increase over last year’s agreement.

The coverage is administered by The Hylant Group.

Many still remember the lighted stars families placed in windows, shining seven days a week, 24 hours a day, to honor family members who were fighting overseas during World War II.

The Padgett family, from Genoa, had six lighted stars. Five brothers were in combat duty and their sister was working administrative duties in Washington, D.C.

The new director of the Ottawa Regional Planning Commission has roots in Perrysburg.

Joe Gerber was hired as executive director of the office on the first floor of the Ottawa County Courthouse on Sept 20. He officially began work Sept. 24 and will be paid an annual salary of $48,000, according to Ottawa County Commissioners minutes.

As of Thursday, three children of a Lake Township couple involved in a dispute with the local school system were still not attending classes while their parents were considering home schooling them.

Jeff Hoff and Kristy Hunter said they had concerns about the safety of the children after reading comments on the district’s website and Facebook page that “bashed” the family.

Toledo Public Schools is asking voters to approve Issue 20, a 4.9 mill 10-year operating levy. The levy would cost the owner of a $60,000 home $90.04 annually and the owner of a $100,000 home $150 per year.

Superintendent Dr. Jerome Pecko’s said TPS had an unexpected savings in expenditures of $8 million, but must go to the ballot. He said no additional revenue has been received, and the deficit for next year is still projected at $4 million.

He added that because of the $8 million savings, the board chose to lower the levy request from 6.9 mills to 4.9 mills. Pecko said TPS has not had an increase in operating expenses since 2001.

Pecko said savings from a transformation plan, fewer students attending charter and parochial schools and a bond refinancing has allowed the district to reduce the amount of this levy request.

 

 

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