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Oregon is looking into improving the energy efficiency and environmental performance of city owned buildings to reduce operating costs and to lower levels of pollution created by energy producing facilities.
Mayor Mike Seferian told council at a meeting last Monday that the municipal building, which includes city council chambers and the police department, is one of the least energy efficient buildings in the city.
City Administrator Mike Beazley said improving energy efficiency was discussed at the budget hearings.
The Press has confirmed that its website poll has been hacked by someone seeking to control the voting results.
The Press has determined the IP address of the person or entity involved, and it is from Woodstock, Illinois, just outside Chicago, according to The Press’ website provider. The situation happened from 3:55 p.m. until 4:20 p.m. on March. 8. During this time, the individual used an exploit to vote 3,071 times for the “No” answer. The Press removed those votes to change the vote back to 39 (as of that day) for “No” and the IP address was blocked.
Oregon City Council on March 14 will consider hiking the speed limit on Otter Creek Road to 45 mph from 35 mph.
The proposal is based on a speed study performed by DGL Consulting Engineers, LLC. “That study was subsequently approved by ODOT,” said Oregon Public Service Director Paul Roman at a committee of the whole meeting on March 7.
Roman said he didn’t mind if the proposal received three readings by council.
“Everybody’s in favor of it, it seems like,” said Councilman James Seaman.
U.S. Marine Corps pilot Lt. Col. Sarah Deal says the closest thing she saw to a politician while serving in Afghanistan may have been CNN news broadcaster Anderson Cooper.
Lt. Col. Deal, the first female pilot in the corps, has seen enough that when she talks, people show up.
Last week, Deal gave a presentation, and the American Legion Post 28 commander said it was the largest crowd he has ever seen for such a speaker at Schaller Memorial Building in Perrysburg. Among audience members were veterans and soldiers, including other female soldiers who served in Afghanistan, and their families.
Lt. Col. Deal is a Pemberville native and 1987 Eastwood High School graduate who joined the Marines in 1992 during her summer break from Kent State University. After studying aerospace flight technology, she earned her commercial and private pilot’s license and is a certified flight instructor.
The demise of two aging Genoa School District elementary buildings will result in the expansion of two municipal park systems this year.
Yet-to-be finalized land agreements between the Genoa School District, the Village of Genoa, and Allen Township trustees should ensure that acreage surrounding Brunner Elementary and Allen Central Elementary will be turned over to the communities for park space, according to Dennis Mock, school superintendent.
The tradeoff comes as school officials ready to open a new elementary school building for the 2011-12 school year at the high school and middle school campus on Genoa-Clay Center Road.
The village will receive 7.27 acres near Brunner Elementary and Allen Township gets 12 acres now encompassing the Allen Central campus.
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