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Black Swamp Bird Observatory educational director Ken Keffer was on a canoe rowing Green Creek Wednesday when the tweeting began.

The birds weren’t tweeting. It was birders’ smart phones.

A community survey conducted in the Oregon City Schools District last year shows “a cloud of distrust and negativity,” between the public and the school system, and that a significant percentage of survey respondents expressed concerns about the district and how it is being run.

Last November, questionnaires were distributed to every residence in the district. A total of 295 questionnaires were completed and returned. The study’s confidence level is 95 percent, which means that in 95 cases out of 100, the survey results would represent the preferences of all district residents had they all responded to the survey. The survey, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.7 percent, was conducted in collaboration with a communications consultant and district personnel.

By Members of the Oregon school board provided a variety of comments regarding the results of a community survey that showed the public has a deep mistrust of the board and the school administration.

Some said cuts in state funding caused the fallout, while others blamed poor decisions by the school board and Superintendent Dr. Mike Zalar.

What do the village councils in Woodville and Gibsonburg, the Woodville Township trustees, and members of the Sandusky County Bar Association have in common?

They’re all opposed to a bill pending in the Ohio House of Representatives that would consolidate the Sandusky County Courts of Clyde and Woodville into a single municipal court.

Jim Corbo, a readjustment therapist counselor with the Toledo Vet Center and a retired manager of mental health programs for the American Red Cross, will speak at the 79th Annual Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony sponsored by the East Toledo Club.

Due to a scheduling conflict, this year’s ceremony will be held at the Christ Dunberger Post instead of Pearson Park. The Post is located on Pickle and Wynn Roads in Oregon. The Honor Guard will present the colors on Monday, May 28 at 7:30 a.m. followed by a breakfast. The public is invited.

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