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The Oregon school board on Tuesday approved a general fund reduction plan proposed by Superintendent Dr. Mike Zalar that cuts $3.2 million from the budget. The plan eliminates 78 positions in the school system, including thirty-one teachers and two administrators next year.

A variety of classified positions will also be eliminated, such as bus drivers and library aides.

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Oregon council last week voted 5-2 to rescind an ordinance to buy property on Pickle Road that would have been used as a passive park.

Council on March 23 had narrowly passed an ordinance by a vote of 4-3 to purchase the property from George and Carrie Tschann, 3521 Pickle Road, for $195,000. Since then, several opponents of the purchase showed up at subsequent council meetings to express their disapproval.

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More proposed spending cuts may be implemented this week by the Genoa school board, according to the district treasurer.

Board members in a special session last Monday discussed additional spending reductions proposed by the administration but will likely take action on the recommendations during this week’s regular meeting, Bill Nye said, adding the district is trying to position itself to avert a projected deficit by the end of fiscal year 2011.

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Walbridge Mayor Dan Wilczynski is asking for families and friends of military personnel who’ve served in Iraq and Afghanistan to contact the village with the names of the personnel so they can be recognized for their service.

The mayor said a local woman recently told him about her fiancé, an Army specialist who will be returning from duty in Iraq, and asked him whether there could be some show of community support for the returning service men and women.

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Walbridge Mayor Dan Wilczynski said the village has received resumes from six persons expressing interest in the police chief position.

The mayor and council are reviewing the resumes but aren’t committing to a deadline for hiring a new chief.

Donald Hendren, the former chief, submitted his resignation in February. Officer Jason Harden has been named acting chief of the department, which has a staff of four full-time and four part-time officers.

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$15 Hourly wage

The "Fight for $15" campaign proposes a $15/hour wage for fast food workers. Do you agree?
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