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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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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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The Federal Insurance Management Agency (FEMA) will hold an open house on Monday, April 27, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Lobby of MLK Plaza on the third floor of the old Amtrak Train Station to present new preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for Lucas County.

Officials from FEMA and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be on hand to answer questions from the public.

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Oregon City Council last Monday approved ordinances for several infrastructure projects.

Council authorized the purchase of property and structures at 1053 South Wheeling Street for $237,150, plus a $73,250 payment for relocation and moving expenses, from Raymond and Helen Bihn for the Wheeling Street improvement project.

Public Service Director Paul Roman said the cost includes a main house, a duplex, and two garages.

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