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The Woodmore school board is accepting letters of interest from district residents to fill a vacancy on the board created when member Chad Bringman submitted his resignation.

While Bringman is stepping down from the board, his wife, Linda, was issued a contract to be the school district’s next superintendent.

The Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that the Oregon Career & Technology Center did not violate the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act as contended by 12 students enrolled in the center’s Green Energy Program.

The students filed a lawsuit in December 2009 against the center, alleging its Green Energy, Electrical & Environmental Specialist adult education program was fraught with poor facilities, incompetent instructors, lack of instruction on promised curriculum, a lack of hands-on training, and there was no job shadowing as promised.

Former Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton said Thursday he accepts full responsibility for not properly accounting for expenditures from the department’s Furtherance of Justice Fund but says he felt blindsided by the press release issued by state auditor David Yost which portrayed Bratton as spending more than $9,000 on personal items.

In May 2011, during the county’s routine financial audit, state examiners reviewing the sheriff’s office use of FOJ fund found purchases for medications and Cedar Point Amusement Park season passes. That triggered an examination by a special audit task force that expanded the scope of audit into all FOJ expenditures.

The East Toledo Family Center created an award on behalf of its first senior director, Nancy Gernheuser, who retired in 1997.

Qualities listed for the Senior Director Award include “being creative, vision, advocacy for others, dedicated to own sense of values, personable, approachable, caring, passionate, and having a true sense of humor,” which are said to exemplify Gernheuser’s qualities.

About 100 residents packed into Oregon council chambers Tuesday to respond to the recreation committee’s proposal to gauge whether there is public support for construction of a multi-use recreation/community facility.

The vast majority of those attending were for such a facility, but some stressed they did not want to see additional taxes paying for it.

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