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By September, high-speed wireless Internet service should be available across the entire campus of the Genoa Area Local School District.
 
The advance in technological services will allow the western Ottawa County district to bring more innovative education to students district wide, says Tom Baker, the district’s technology coordinator.
 
The newly constructed Genoa Elementary School, which opened its doors this school year on the consolidated campus along Genoa-Clay Center Road, is already wired with Wi-Fi service. The high school and middle school do not have that Internet service available.
 
This spring, Baker is gathering information from various vendors to put together a bid package for the system. School officials hope to have the upgrade finished by the start of the 2012-13 school year.

The Fair Housing Center (FHC) is promoting a relatively new state program that helps people who are struggling to pay their mortgages.

The FHA is a HUD certified counseling agency under the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

Dr. Mike Zalar, superintendent of Oregon City Schools District, has applied for the position of superintendent for the Gahanna-Jefferson Schools District, in Gahanna, Ohio, near Columbus.

The Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools, according to the district’s website, “is seeking an experienced administrator who embraces the challenge of leading an already excellent district to the next level while working collaboratively with the board, the community, the staff and students.”

Oregon City Council on Monday, following a public hearing, approved a permanent Special Use Exception (SUE) in a non-agricultural area at 6338 Brown Road for the purpose of housing livestock.

The Planning Commission last April had recommended approval of a temporary SUE in an R-1 Low Density Residential District for the applicants and property owners Mohamed Tawil and his wife Nabil.

A permit issued by the Lake Township zoning inspector that allows a developer to deepen a detention pond in the Freedom Estates subdivision and convert it into a permanent pond is being challenged by several subdivision residents who have filed an appeal.

Dave Miesmer, zoning inspector, said Tuesday he intends to place the matter on the township zoning board of appeal’s May meeting agenda.

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