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North Point opens doors to community
Written by Cynthia L. Jacoby   
Monday, 04 November 2013 09:15

North Point Education Services staffers Tuesday introduced their new home in the heart of Graytown to the public. 

Minutes after the last school bell rang and students departed, staff stepped out into hallways to greet those who dropped by to see how the converted Graytown Elementary School will function in days to come. Early into the four-hour open house, guests included a postal worker, neighbors and business people from nearby communities.

Oregon - Questions raised over need for senior center levy
Written by Kelly J. Kaczala and Melissa A. Burden   
Monday, 04 November 2013 09:13

Officials from the James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center in Oregon rejected the possibility of getting $250,000 from the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc., (AOoA) to expand operations. Instead, they opted to get the center’s own levy on the ballot on Tuesday.

Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley met with Billie Johnson, president and CEO of the AOoA earlier this year to discuss the possibility of getting funding from the agency for expanded operations at the center. Oregon was planning to spend $750,000 to expand the senior facility on Bayshore Road, but would not be providing funds for enhanced services

Senior levy supporters see Sylvania as their ‘dream center’
Written by J. Patrick Eaken   
Monday, 04 November 2013 09:12

Bob Marquette, president of the James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center in Oregon, and senior center advocates have a vision of where they would like to be someday, and passage of a 0.5-mill, five year operating levy on the Nov. 5 ballot is just one step in getting there.

A pamphlet from Oregon Citizens Supporting Senior Services (OCSSS), which is promoting the levy, lists 10 needed positions, but Marquette stresses that passage of the levy, Issue 7 on the ballot, does not mean there would be 10 new employees. 

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