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For the second time in two months members of Walbridge Village Council have not excused the absence of Mayor Dan Wilczynski from their meetings.

A motion to excuse the mayor, who was out of town on a business trip, from Wednesday’s meeting didn’t pass as it drew the support of only 3 councilmembers and was opposed by 3 members.

Meetings between Woodmore School District administrators and the Ohio School Facilities Commission and the district’s architect are scheduled for this week to prepare for the construction of a new elementary school.

Superintendent John Fernbaugh said a meeting is scheduled with the OSFC Monday at 1 p.m. and with the architect on Tuesday.

Spring fever is ushering in a surge in cell phone abuse at Genoa Middle School.

School Assistant Principal Mike Vicars, on the school website and in letters sent home, reminded parents and students alike that cell phones must be kept in lockers during the course of the school day.  The warning comes as school officials have seen a dramatic rise in cell phone and Ipod use in hallways in the classrooms of late.

Vail Meadows, a therapeutic horse farm on Cedar Point Road, plans to form a new charter school. But first it needs a sponsor.

Officials from the 25-acre riding center requested sponsorship from the Oregon school board at a special board meeting on Monday. The special meeting was called because Vail has until March 15 to submit its application to the state to create a charter school, which requires sponsorship. But the board took no action.

Serenity Farm Equestrian Center no longer offers therapy dogs. The center’s three areas of focus are: therapeutic riding, equine assisted counseling and providing area students with educational field trips to the farm. The Press regrets the error.

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