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Webster School to be closed
Written by Larry Limpf   
Thursday, 18 November 2010 15:53

The Eastwood school board anticipates saving approximately $600,000 by closing Webster Elementary School.

The board approved closing the school, which houses kindergarten through fifth grade, as part of a cost reduction plan that also included not re-hiring several assistant coaching positions.

Dropping the coaching positions will save an estimated $55,000, according to Brent Welker, superintendent.

Webster’s closing, which is being labeled a “suspension” by the administration, goes into effect for the 2010-11 school year.

Pemberville and Luckey elementary schools will absorb Webster students except for fifth graders, who will attend the middle school at the district’s main campus.

Welker said the board and administration began looking at the closing of Webster in the spring when enrollment figures of kindergartners indicated a decline was continuing.

Much of the cost savings associated with the closing w

 
Pie Sale
Written by Alyce Fielding   
Monday, 22 November 2010 09:38
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culinary3c Clay High School's Culinary Arts students announced their annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale.  Pies are available either fresh baked, frozen raw, or fully baked. Top left, Serrina Teran readies a pie shell for fellow student, Tyler Villareal and instructor, Chef Robb Parmilee.  At right, Dylan Gill checks the thickness of the pecan pie filling.  Bottom left, Nikki Bolla gets ready to bake the pies.  For more information, call 419-693-0665 ext. 2036 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  (Press photos by Ken Grosjean.)
 
This Week in Government
Written by Larry Limpf   
Thursday, 18 November 2010 15:45

Election board member retiring
The Ottawa County Board of Elections is accepting resumes from Republicans to replace Pam Fredrick, who will be retiring from the board at the end of the year.

Fredrick has been with the board as a full-time clerk for 11 years. Her responsibilities include tracking absentee voting, processing local liquor license options, processing provisional voter ballots, and working with maps of the county’s 44 precincts.

“The board will miss her greatly as they seek to find her replacement,” said JoAnn Friar, director of the board.

Resumes will be accepted until Dec. 3 at the board office in the Veterans Memorial Building, 8444 W. State Route 163, Suite 101, Oak Harbor, O. 43449.

Resumes may also be sent by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Interest penalties to go up
Property owners in Lucas County who are behind in their property taxes will face an increase in the interest rate charged on unpaid balances.

 
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