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Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc. will extend a natural gas line down Navarre Avenue to Jerusalem Elementary School, which will save tens of thousands of dollars in heating costs to the Oregon City Schools district.

At a meeting last month, the school board approved a line extension agreement with Columbia to install the line.

Oregon City Council recently raised concerns about the unappealing appearance of Kmart, and a nearby rusted outbuilding, on Navarre Avenue.

At a meeting last month, Councilman Dennis Walendzak said he drove past Kmart on a Saturday and thought the number of trucks parked in the store’s parking lot made the site look like a truck stop.

Emergency telephone notification service for Lake Township residents will continue uninterrupted even though One Call Now, which had a contract with the township, has been purchased by Emergency Communications Network, an Ormond Beach, Florida company, township officials said.

The township trustees approved a one-year contract extension Tuesday with ECN for $4,321 to provide the notification service.

A plan to construct a new power plant that will provide electricity for up to 500,000 homes in Oregon was announced on Wednesday.

North America Project Development, LLC officials stated at a press conference that the Oregon Clean Energy (OCE) project includes the construction of a 800 megawatts (MW) gas fired combined cycle plant, using local labor up to 1,100,000 worker hours, over a 26-30 month period. The plant would convert clean natural gas to electricity.

Genoa Elementary School has a strong ally in its effort to educate the children of its community – the parent teacher organization.

“They’re a phenomenal group,” said school superintendent Dennis Mock said of the Genoa Elementary PTO.

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