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Despite budget cuts and a 5.9-mill operating levy voters passed earlier this year, the Oregon school board has projected a $1,905,509 deficit at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.

The district has cut close to $4 million from its operating budget in the past two years, but is still fighting an uphill battle due to the annual loss of almost $10 million in revenue, or 25 percent of its funding, due to House Bill 66, according to Jeff Ziviski, vice president of the school board, which met last Monday.

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Union Bank in Pemberville is again offering the highest interest rates for the Eastwood school district’s deposits, according to the school district’s administration.

“They are significantly lower than they were in 2006 but better than all the competitors,” Brent Welker, school superintendent, said in his weekly newsletter.

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Oregon City Council on Monday will consider increasing the fines against motorists who illegally park in handicapped parking zones.

Oregon Municipal Court Judge Jeff Keller requested increasing the fines to deter habitual offenders, Councilman Clint Wasserman said at a committee of the whole meeting last Monday.

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An Oregon man has filed a lawsuit against three Oregon police officers in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas.

Jamie Fox, of 810 Mominee, alleges in the lawsuit that he was arrested and detained without probably cause by Sgt. Tony Castillo and officers Lawrence George, Jason Druckenmiller and James Moore, after three women on Nov. 8 made false allegations against him.

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It has been a holiday tradition for generations of local families - on the first Saturday of December, they bundle up and head out to find a place along the streets of East Toledo, waiting with anticipation to hear the first strains of music and catch the first glimpse of the annual Christmas Parade.

Like all those that came before, this year’s parade, held Dec. 6, featured festive music, floats, fire trucks and of course jolly old St. Nick himself. But something, or rather someone was conspicuously missing.

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