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Oregon will see its budget revenue drop by $2 million in the next couple of years as a result of the continuing economic recession and cuts in the state budget. But not to worry. Through attrition, the city is confident it will keep expenses in check.

“We have a good cooperative relationship with our employees,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley. “We have to find ways to make sure we deliver excellent services with a smaller government. We can get smaller by not filling vacancies and being more efficient. It’s something the private and public sectors are going through together. It’s not a real surprise.”

Three people will be vying for two seats on the Oregon Board of Education on November 8. Unfortunately, Incumbent Board Member Diane Karoly will not be one of them.

The seats of both Karoly and Board President Eric Heintschel, who has decided not to run, are both up for grabs. Karoly had filed her petitions with the Lucas County Board of Elections, but a simple mistake will keep her off of the ballot.

State seeks options for leveraging turnpike
The Ohio Office of Budget and Management and the Ohio Department of Transportation have announced they are seeking Letters of Interest for the development and evaluation of options for “leveraging” the Ohio Turnpike.

The process could include three phases. An analysis and review will be conducted to help determine a value of turnpike and the preferred option for leveraging it as a state asset.

Jerusalem Township officials have dreamed of having their own recreation complex for over a decade, if not longer. Now, they’ll have it.

Tuesday, a private/public partnership broke ground for two baseball diamonds and two soccer fields on a 10-acre property adjacent to Jerusalem Elementary School. Construction is expected to begin immediately and the fields will be available for use next spring.

“We all know this has been a long process trying to get this rolling prior to (trustee) David (Bench) and I,” trustee Ron Sheehan said. “We went through some trials and tribulations to get this where it’s at.”

Curtice resident Amber Anderson – all 5-foot-3 inches of her – was working in home health care with the Volunteers of America before she enrolled in Owens Community College's seven-month Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy course.

“I was always told I would never make it as a police officer because I was a woman,” Anderson said. “It's a very male-dominated field, so it's very intimidating already. But, if you're not happy with what you're going to do for a living, you're going to be miserable all your life. I believe in everything a police officer stands for.”


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