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Dr. Mike Zalar

Dr. Mike Zalar, superintendent of the Oregon City Schools District, recently received a $13,256 increase in salary for the 2011-12 fiscal year, according to figures released by the district.

Zalar’s annual salary jumped from $116,965 to $130,221 after the school board approved an increase in administrator salaries at a meeting in August.

Administrators who also got raises include:
• Jane Fruth, treasurer, $97,010 to $103,343;

Oregon is looking into providing geothermal power to local government, school, business and residential buildings as an alternative source of energy.

“We’re continuing to meet with the Port Authority to explore ways we can help create value for Oregon residents and businesses,” said Administrator Mike Beazley. “We’re looking at the Port Authority’s analysis. It’s especially applicable in those places where they’re not really served by natural gas. We started looking at parts of Oregon, really the northwest portions and some to the south and east that really don’t have natural gas options available. They’re served by propane or heating oil. So we’re looking at alternatives, and maybe even lower energy costs for residents and businesses.”

Those attending a Meet the Candidates forum Oct. 17 in Elmore could witness an unusual political rivalry.

Lowell Krumnow, the long-time mayor of this Ottawa County village, is being challenged for the office by his older brother, James Krumnow.

James is mid-way through a term on village council.

Northwood Councilman Dave Gallaher, chairman of the Economic Development Committee, wants to loosen the new standards of the Central Business District to attract more businesses.

Some of the regulations, he said, are too expensive and hinder new business development.

Kelly J. Kaczala, news editor at The Press Newspapers, and Melissa A. Burden, freelance reporter, last week won an Excellence in Journalism award from The Press Club of Toledo in the nondaily category for a story about a Northwood man who had stopped breathing on March 3 waiting 28 minutes for a rescue squad to arrive, despite three calls made by his wife to 9-1-1. He later died at a hospital after suffering brain damage from a lack of oxygen.

Judges called their reporting “the very essence of journalism.”

The award was presented at the 13th annual Touchstone Awards that honored community service and excellence in journalism on Oct. 6 at the Toledo Club.

Summer Olympics

Are you watching the Summer Olympics in Rio?
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