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A candidate for the Oregon school board blasted the Oregon City Schools superintendent and school board members last Wednesday for increasing the salaries of administrators at a previous meeting.

P.J. Kapfhammer, who is running for a seat on the school board, asked Dr. Mike Zalar, superintendent of the district, about the increase at a board meeting last Wednesday.

Gary Thompson, former director of the Oregon Economic Development Foundation, said he is continuing to assist with economic development projects in Oregon until a new director is found.

Thompson took a job on Sept. 1 with the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) as the new director of JobsOhio for northwest Ohio.

Residential property in Wood County has dropped 10 percent in value on average since being re-appraised six years ago, according to the county auditor, who said it reflects market conditions not seen since the early 1980s.

The 2011 re-appraisal values have been approved by the state, said Michael Sibbersen, and are open for public review beginning Sept. 26.

The Sixth District Court of Appeals has upheld the prison sentence of a Woodville man for his role in the armed robbery and beating of an elderly rural Gibsonburg couple in 2009.

The appeals court affirmed the sentenced imposed on Jimmy Houston, who was convicted along with two other men by the Sandusky County Common Pleas Court for the July 2, 2009 break-in of the State Route 600 home of James and Mary Kohler.

A community health assessment in Ottawa County will focus on obesity among children, according to Nancy Osborn, the county health commissioner, who last week announced the health department has received a $40,000 grant to fund the assessment.

The Ohio Department of Health has awarded the grant for the project, which will include a sampling of several hundred adults and students living in the county.

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