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Realigning of the Oak Harbor school system has created a crossing guard dilemma at the middle school in the center of town.

Tight finances resulted in Benton-Carroll-Salem School District administrators making some tough choices over the past few years. Closing three of the district’s outlying elementary schools and consolidating the lower level students at R.C. Waters Elementary on the east side of town was among the most controversial.

Fourth and fifth graders transferred to the middle school building to attend classes in the same building as sixth and seventh graders. Eighth graders were then moved to the high school.

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Oregon Community Theatre will present its Reader’s Theatre with the Broadway hit “The Good Doctor” written by Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov and directed by Bill Quinlan March 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church at Starr and Coy, Oregon.

The show had previously been scheduled to be presented in the lower level at the ProMedica Bay Park Hospital.

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If you’re curious about the technology driving the development of electric vehicles but want to – for the time being - avoid the dealers’ showrooms and salesmen, Michael Hall and friends have just the venue for you.

Hall, the president of the recently-formed Electric Auto Association of Northwest Ohio, is inviting the public to the association’s spring meeting March 29 at Owens Community College where he is an instructor.

The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. in the Transportation Technologies building, 30335 Oregon Road.

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The Lake Board of Education has adopted a plan to fund the cost of maintaining the turf at the stadium and all-weather track at the campus on Lemoyne Road for the next 10 years.

The board Wednesday approved the formation of a “turf and track fund” with the goal of minimizing the use of tax dollars, said Tim Krugh, board president.

Under the plan, volunteer organizations and the board will combine efforts to raise money for the facilities over the next 10 years.

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Genoa is a quiet village. Not much noise and not much big news. So rarely does it ever make national or world news. It has happened, but not often. The deadly tornado in 1920 and the sensational bank robbery nearly a century ago when a druggist was shot to death, are two of the town’s biggest stories. But, perhaps the biggest story that sent ripples beyond its village borders is one that few people today have read. It was a story so gripping that if it were to occur today, Genoa would likely have to endure a crush of TV crews and cameras all crowding each other to get the scoop. But, there were no TV cameras back in the mid-1800s, just newspapers, and while they did report this story, its notoriety has faded along with the ink of the old news print. The roots of this curious tale began to unfold in 1867 in Sandusky with the kidnapping of a three-year old girl named Marie Lilly Bowers.

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