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After hearing a recommendation from a planning committee of community members, the Benton-Carroll-Salem school board will proceed with seeking voter approval of a bond issue on the August ballot to construct a new school building for kindergarten through the seventh grade.

Board members are scheduled to meet April 5 for a work session to further discuss the project.

The committee’s recommendation also calls for renovating the high school building and taking the R.C. Waters Elementary School and Oak Harbor Middle School out of service and demolishing them.

After receiving public input on a new land-use plan for Wood County, a steering committee is scheduled to meet April 6 to discuss how to proceed with all the data that has been accumulated.

“We’re in the working phase now. That’s the best way to describe it,” said Dave Steiner, director of the Wood County Planning Commission.

The commission sponsored a forum in February to offer the public a chance to voice its opinion on future growth and development. The county’s current plan was adopted in 2007.

The Oregon City Schools District is currently negotiating contracts for the Oregon City Federation of Teachers and the Ohio Association of Public School Employees.

The current contracts expire July 31, according to Superintendent Hal Gregory.

An initial meeting with the union representatives started in March, said Gregory. There have been no offers or tentative agreements as of last week.

Negotiations traditionally focus on three core areas, including salaries and compensation, insurance benefits and working conditions, said Gregory.

Registration for the popular and historical 2016 National Trophy Pistol and Rifle Matches began April 1 – fired at Camp Perry, six miles west of Port Clinton, during the months of July and August.

The 2016 Match Schedule will be different from the 2014-2015 National Matches – returning to the original schedule of years past. Events featured will include the John C. Garand, President’s Rifle, Hearst Doubles, Vintage Sniper, as well as a multitude of prestigious pistol events. This year also marks the 20th Anniversary of the CMP, so come help us celebrate!

New this year, the CMP will introduce its Legacy Series: an extra week highlighting an assortment of competitions that feature both vintage and modern military rifles. Each event has been named to honor the memories of important figures in marksmanship history, as well as to commemorate the spirit of past and present National Matches.

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to presspublications.com and clicking the icon in the upper right corner.

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