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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.

If House Bill 433 were to become law it would establish the Sandusky County Municipal Court effective Jan. 1, 2013 and create one full-time judgeship position.

That position would have a six-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2014. An election would be held in 2013 to seat a new full-time judge.

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.

Water quality report open for public comment
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comment until June 11 on a draft report of  the water quality in tributary streams to the Maumee River and Lake Erie.

Stream data was collected in 2006 and 2008 and a contractor began data analysis in 2010. The draft report includes conclusions from the data analysis and suggestions for improving water quality.

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.

 

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