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It’s fitting that Josephine Fassett’s portrait greets students, staff and visitors to the office at the Oregon middle school that bears her name, though few people – if any – call it “Josephine” Fassett Middle School these days.  For nearly a half-century, Miss Fassett dedicated herself to the development of young minds, helping to guide the Oregon school system from the days of one-room schoolhouses to modern facilities.

Born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1884, she was 77 years old when the new Fassett Junior High was dedicated at a ceremony held Oct. 8, 1961.

She was on hand to give remarks to the crowd before Board of Education President George Ackerman formally accepted the presentation of the building from general contractor Richard Knowlton and Orville Bauer, representing the architectural firm that designed the school.

The Village of Elmore is hosting a green energy summit next month to offer the public, business community, and elected officials an opportunity to learn more about the many products and services that save energy and are easier on the environment.

The summit is scheduled for April 15, said Mayor Lowell Krumnow, who’s organizing the event in the hope it will draw local businesses that manufacture or offer green energy, bio-friendly, and energy-efficient products and services.

American Municipal Power, a nonprofit corporation that owns and operates electric facilities that provide generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power to its members, is also a sponsor of the summit.

Representatives of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be in Lake Township Wednesday to determine if a Hanley Road rail crossing meets criteria for installing safety devices such as gates and lights.

Richard Welling, a township trustee, said he plans to meet with the commission representatives at 10:30 a.m. at the crossing, which currently is only marked by cross buck signs.

The crossing, which is operated by CSX Corp., is located between Cummings and Luckey roads.

Welling said the crossing is one of the first in the township to be refurbished by having the “hump” lowered, making it more accessible to farm machinery and other vehicles.

Twelve area high schools recently put their knowledge of tractors to the test during competition in the 18th annual FFA District I Agricultural and Industrial Diagnostics Contest at Owens Community College.

Presented by the College’s Transportation Technologies, the contest involved high school teams, consisting of two students, completing a written examination and five practical skill events to determine their expertise of tractors. As part of the practical skills competition, teams were required to locate, identify and repair a malfunction on a specified tractor donated for the event.

There will be a benefit for Lisa and Brant Bugbee for monies to travel to Washington D.C. for when their son, U.S. Marine Brandon Bugbee, returns to the states. All are welcome to attend. 

It will be at BW3 on Navarre Avenue in Oregon from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday night March 2. 

However, for anyone unable to attend the benefit, there will be a donation box at Don's Doughnuts on Woodville Road. 

According to an e-mail sent to The Press, Brandon Bugbee was shot in Afghanistan about a week ago. He survived and they are bringing him back to Washington D.C. for further medical treatment and recovery. 

 

 

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