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The Oregon Recreation and Parks Committee will host a public hearing on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in council chambers, 5330 Seaman Road, to gauge whether there is public support for the construction of a multi-use recreation/community facility.

“We’re looking for public input on the potential for moving forward with a new recreation design and get some indoor facilities,” said Council President Tom Susor.

The Oregon school board is focusing on making significant changes in the district’s core curriculum that are expected to be implemented within the next few years.

“This is going to apply to all of our students within the context of our school districts,” Diane Gadus, vice president of the school board, said at a special meeting on March 5. “This is a major overhaul of our educational system here in Oregon City Schools. In essence, it’s going to change the context of education as you and I had experienced when we were back in elementary, middle school and high school. So it’s going to look nothing like we’ve experienced.”

Gov. Kasich to change from big stick to carrot on a stick

Keeping the cost of government in check keeps money in your wallet, so pay attention to the good news coming out of Columbus later this month.

Ohio Rep. Matt Szollosi expects a midterm budget review bill to be introduced soon to coincide with the release of the report Beyond Boundaries: A Shared Services Action Plan for Ohio Schools and Governments. The report will recommend how to make better use of your tax dollar.

The Oregon school board, by a vote of 3-2, on Tuesday renewed the contracts of several administrators earlier than planned, despite the anticipated loss of $3 million in revenue in 2013, and $11 million in 2016.

The reduction in revenue is due to lower property valuations, a tax appeal from Toledo Edison’s Bay Shore power plant, the partial closure of the plant, and a loss in “hold harmless” payments from the state.

 Walbridge village officials are inviting local business owners to offer their opinions of the municipality over a cup of coffee.
 Coffee With The Village is scheduled for March 22 at 8 a.m. in the council chambers on Main Street.
 “We want to know what we’re doing right and what we’re doing wrong from the perspective of our local businesses,” said Nathan Eikost, who chairs village council’s business and economic development committee.
 Invitations have been sent to nearly 90 businesses in the village and surrounding area, Pamela Klotz, council clerk, said, adding several owners have already responded they will attend.
 “We want to know what they like and don’t like,” she said. “We’re willing to help them in any way we can.”
 She said the village has been looking for ways to improve the business climate for local owners, and is already offering free advertising space on the back page of the village’s quarterly newsletter.
 About 500 copies of the newsletter are printed. It is also distributed by email and is posted on the village website.
 Interested business owners who plan to attend can contact Klotz at the village administration building at (419) 666-1830 or by email on the village website.
Safety training 
 The public can participate in individual and family disaster preparedness training through a five-county effort to deliver no-cost Community Emergency Response Training.
 A 20-hour class will teach residents how to respond in the initial phases of disaster’s aftermath.   Topics covered by the class include family preparedness, fire and utility safety, first aid and triage, simple search and rescue, disaster psychology, and terrorism awareness.  Participants will also learn how  CERT teams respond and fit into the local response plan.
 Classes are open to all residents 16 years of age and older. Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Seneca counties have joined in offering the program, which is part of the Citizen Corps Program sponsored by each county Emergency Management Agency.
  All five counties have CERT teams that respond locally when disaster strikes. 
 The following basic CERT classes are being offered:
• March 24, 31 and April 7 from 8 a.m.  - 3 p.m. at Woodville Fire Station, 321 E. Main St. Woodville
• April 4 - May 16 on Wednesday evenings from 7–10 p.m. at Bellevue Recreation Center, 110 Cherry St., Bellevue
• April 14 and 15 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Fostoria Fire Station, 233 W. South Street, Fostoria
• April 27 (6 – 9 p.m.) 28 and 29 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont
• An additional class will be held in Marblehead-Lakeside in April and May; dates to be announced.
 To register call North Central Ohio CERT Coordinator Sandy Waggoner at 419-602-0758 or email your contact information and registration request to no later than 5 days prior to class start.


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