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Oregon is looking into improving the energy efficiency and environmental performance of city owned buildings to reduce operating costs and to lower levels of pollution created by energy producing facilities.

Mayor Mike Seferian told council at a meeting last Monday that the municipal building, which includes city council chambers and the police department, is one of the least energy efficient buildings in the city.

City Administrator Mike Beazley said improving energy efficiency was discussed at the budget hearings.

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The Press has confirmed that its website poll has been hacked by someone seeking to control the voting results.

The Press has determined the IP address of the person or entity involved, and it is from Woodstock, Illinois, just outside Chicago, according to The Press’ website provider. The situation happened from 3:55 p.m. until 4:20 p.m. on March. 8. During this time, the individual used an exploit to vote 3,071 times for the “No” answer. The Press removed those votes to change the vote back to 39 (as of that day) for “No” and the IP address was blocked.

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Oregon City Council on March 14 will consider hiking the speed limit on Otter Creek Road to 45 mph from 35 mph.

The proposal is based on a speed study performed by DGL Consulting Engineers, LLC. “That study was subsequently approved by ODOT,” said Oregon Public Service Director Paul Roman at a committee of the whole meeting on March 7.

Roman said he didn’t mind if the proposal received three readings by council.

“Everybody’s in favor of it, it seems like,” said Councilman James Seaman.

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Lucas County Audito Anita Lopez will meet with the residents of Jerusalem Township Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. to discuss the 2012 revaluation as well as the upcoming Board of Revision deadline of March 31. The meeting will take place at the Jerusalem Township Hall, located at 9501 Jerusalem Road, Curtice.

Auditor Lopez will inform residents about the upcoming property revaluation process, the owner’s role in the process, and the relationship between the Auditor’s office and property taxes.

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It’s fitting that Josephine Fassett’s portrait greets students, staff and visitors to the office at the Oregon middle school that bears her name, though few people – if any – call it “Josephine” Fassett Middle School these days.  For nearly a half-century, Miss Fassett dedicated herself to the development of young minds, helping to guide the Oregon school system from the days of one-room schoolhouses to modern facilities.

Born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1884, she was 77 years old when the new Fassett Junior High was dedicated at a ceremony held Oct. 8, 1961.

She was on hand to give remarks to the crowd before Board of Education President George Ackerman formally accepted the presentation of the building from general contractor Richard Knowlton and Orville Bauer, representing the architectural firm that designed the school.

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