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Change orders to meet new building codes, upgrade lighting systems, install a metal roof, and other items for the township administration building under construction were approved Tuesday by the Lake Township trustees.

In all, the changes total more than $177,000, including tax and other fees, but much of that will be covered by the township’s replacement insurance as well as credits, Mark Hummer, township administrator, told the trustees.

The cost of the 22-gauge mechanically seamed metal roof and gutters and trim totals $165,200 but credits for shingles, labor, and gutters reduces that to $129,764.

The change orders were submitted by Rudolph/Libbe, the general contractor for the construction project, which is scheduled for completion in May.

The Clay High School marketing class traveled to The University of Findlay to compete against other area schools, including Port Clinton, Napoleon, Whitmer, Fostoria, and others, and won a “clean sweep.”

Competition put the marketing students in authentic life situations that will prepare them for both upcoming DECA competitions and real-world business. Such competitions included business management decision-making, interviewing, public relations, and law.

DECA is a branch of the marketing class in which students compete with other schools in business and marketing competitions.

BP-Husky donated $30,000 to the Oregon City Schools District for use in the areas of science and math. The school board approved the donation at a meeting on Feb. 15.

Superintendent Dr. Mike Zalar said that it has not yet been determined how the money will be spent.

“We’d like to discuss that with the district leadership team and entertain recommendations for that,” said Zalar. “My recommendation is that the elementary and middle schools could use that money to upgrade some of their equipment.”

Soon after Brian Shotwell and wrestling coach Antony Sharples met, they wrestled.

“He’s really experienced and he’s a really good coach. We went ahead and wrestled just to see who is better. I trust that,” Shotwell said.

You have to remember they are adults — Shotwell is 31-years-old and Sharples is a 2001 Oak Harbor High School graduate. Shotwell is opening MPWA Combat Sports in a 7,600 square foot former storefront inside the Woodville Mall next month.

East Toledo developer Don Monroe, then director of the now-defunct River East Economic Revitalization Corporation, came up with a plan to develop a mini-version of Cleveland’s “Flats” in International Park in 1995.

Then-Mayor Carty Finkbeiner gave his support to the redevelopment of the 10,000 square foot Streets, Bridges, and Harbors building in the park. Monroe saw the old metal building on the river becoming a center of dining, entertainment and specialized retail shops.

However, the idea of a restaurant in International Park had been born nearly two decades prior. An adopted plan of the park in 1978 showed the building with restaurants, entertainment, and retail shops.

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