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A group of teachers from the University of Toledo visited the Oregon City Schools District on July 5 to learn about the benefits of installing wind turbines on school campuses and about their performance and energy saving capabilities.

Dennis Slotnick, a Clay High School science instructor, met with the teachers, who expressed considerable interest in the turbines at Eisenhower Middle School and Clay High School. The turbines generate electricity by wind and provide power to the schools, thereby cutting costs in utility bills.

A proposal to enact a fee for all-day kindergarten in the Genoa Schools has been dropped – for now.

An estimated $100 a month fee was slated to begin for the 2012-13 school year when Genoa administrators were rifling through a slew of possible cuts and fees last year to offset a projected $1.2 million in budget losses over a two-year period.

Dr. Mike Zalar, superintendent of the Oregon City Schools District, has returned the raise he received last year.

Zalar, at a special board meeting on Wednesday, presented a resolution that rescinded the $11,000 pay hike, which had touched off a firestorm of controversy in the community when the board had approved it last summer.

Two weeks ago, a plane flew over State College, Pennsylvania carrying a banner reading “Take down the statue or we will.”
 
Less than a week later, the statue, a likeness of the late former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, came down.
 
James Miller, president of Genoa-based Air America Aerial Ads LLC, would like to believe it was taken down because of the banner. In reality, it was the president of Penn State University that made the decision to remove the statue.

Their story started in 1967 – a time long before CNN and other 24-hour news channels brought world events into our livings rooms on demand. Way before email, Facebook and Skype too.

As the numbers of U.S. troops in Vietnam approached 500,000, Americans were reading the paper and watching news to get the latest war updates.

In Oak Harbor, 16-year-old Peggy Bennett didn’t know too much about the war, but she was worried about her brother who was fighting in Vietnam. She wanted to do something to support him and the other troops, but what could a teenager do?

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