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The Oregon school board approved new school day starting and ending times for next year to make transportation operation more cost-effective.

The district's recent performance audit had identified transportation costs as being inefficient.

The district has been operating under a “two-tiered” bus schedule for many years, according to Superintendent Mike Zalar. “Basically, this means our various school buildings operate under essentially two different start and ending times,” said Zalar. “The high school and middle schools comprise one tier and the elementary schools make up the other tier. By organizing our district geographically and increasing the bus routing to “three-tiers” we can reduce the number of buses needed to transport  all of our students to school. In addition, we will need fewer buses in our fleet.”

A resolution asking the Ohio Department of Transportation to conduct a study of vehicular traffic along State Route 51 near the intersection of Millbury Road will be on the agenda of the June 16 meeting of the Lake Township trustees.

Melanie Bowen, who chairs the board of trustees, said the resolution will ask ODOT to conduct a survey of traffic speed and possibly the volume near the intersection.

And despite hearing representatives from ODOT Tuesday say the intersection doesn’t meet criteria for installing a traffic signal, the trustees say they’re not giving up on having a traffic light at the corner.

The City of Toledo announced last week that developer Larry Dillin is close to securing $3.6 million in funding to purchase nearly 58 acres of land in the Marina District for vertical development and a river front park.

The funding is mostly from West Coast private investors, said Cheryl Hardy of Hardy Communications, a Levis Commons company which provides public relations and media support for Dillin Corporation.

“He promised that stretch of land right there will be the finest waterfront anywhere in the Midwest,” Hardy said. “They are going to start work on the park. Landscaping was supposed to start going in this fall or this spring.

About 300 people attended a ceremony May 30 in Oregon to remember those who fought in the “forgotten war.”

“It was a very beautiful day,” said Jerry Eversman, an organizer of the event. “The weather was just right and those in attendance heard from a true war hero.”

A memorial to honor those who fought in the Korean War was unveiled at the stadium at Clay High School by former Oregon mayor James Haley, a veteran of the war and member of VFW Post 9816, and Ed Placko, commander of the Christ Dunberger American Legion Post and a veteran of the war.

As the result of an auction last month to provide electricity to FirstEnergy customers at reduced electric rates, residents and small businesses will see lower electric bills beginning this month.

“The rates really came in substantially less than what was expected,” Paul Goldberg, Oregon’s law director, said at Oregon City Council’s committee of the whole meeting last Monday. Goldberg is the city’s representative on the Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition (NOAC), a group of communities that buy power in bulk to reduce costs.

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