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Oregon school board member P.J. Kapfhammer wants a plan in place to cut expenses after learning that the district paid over $400,000 to two companies last year for electrical repairs.
 
At a school board meeting last month, Kapfhammer said the board could find savings in some of the district’s business agreements and contracts.
 
“I keep hearing we’re going backwards financially. But business is still business as usual down here because of the way we’re doing things,” he said.
 
“We spent almost $500,000 in the last 12 months to two firms – very good quality firms, but for mostly non-bidded work. We call them, they do the work, and we pay the bills. We have to start tightening the purse strings in here real quick,” said Kapfhammer. “Every report we keep getting is how we’re going backwards, but it’s business as usual. I’ve never heard a report about how we can trim some fat and save some money.”
 
Dean Sandwisch, the district’s business manager, said the district saved $50,000 by hiring the companies.

A former mayor of the Village of Walbridge is questioning whether police have thoroughly investigated a residential breaking and entering case and a nearby vandalism incident.
 
Bob Robson says he’s been frustrated by answers he’s received from Mayor Dan Wilczynski and Police Chief Ken Frost.
 
“I’m just asking for an honest answer,” Robson said last week. “Are you doing it or not doing it? Where are we at? I’m not trying to humiliate the mayor or the chief, I just want honest answers. I think we’re entitled to that.”
 
Minutes of the March 1 meeting of village council’s safety committee meeting state: “On going investigation of break in and vandalism in the area of Parklane and Meadow Lane was discussed with Chief Frost. Neighborhood interviews will be conducted. Discussion followed.”
 
Robson attended the meeting and doubts the interviews were conducted.

A special meeting of Walbridge Village Council has been scheduled for May 10 at 6 p.m. in council chambers.
Council will consider ordinances to hire seasonal help for the village pool and for the mayor to contract with Northwest Pool, Inc. to provide Americans with Disabilities Act- compliant equipment at the pool.

 

A bill that would consolidate the Sandusky County Courts of Clyde and Woodville into a single municipal court has received committee approval and will go to the full Ohio House of Representatives for a vote.
 
State Representative Rex Damschroder (R- Fremont) introduced House Bill 433 in January.
 
“By consolidating the two part-time courts in Sandusky County into one single court, Sandusky County will save taxpayer dollars in their budget,” Damschroder said.
 
Warren Brown, county administrator, testified before the House Local Government Committee the consolidation is feasible.
 
Both courts, under consolidation, would continue in their locales, he said, but the two part-time judgeships would be combined into one full-time position.

Call it a "shotgun wedding."
     
When Tom and Pam Crawford got married, they didn't dress in a tuxedo and flowing wedding gown. No, they dressed in western-style clothing from the 1890s and got hitched at the Sandusky County Sportsmen's Club in Gibsonburg.

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