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The Oregon City Schools board of education has launched a new Web site which features improved navigation and additional features.

“The initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Nathan Quigg, the district’s  technology director.

Twenty-five years after the breakup of AT&T, consumers have seen significant changes in how they make telephone calls, what they pay and the services they receive.

The telephone monopoly agreed in a 1982 settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice to break itself into seven companies, called Baby Bells, to provide local telephone services by region. AT&T kept its long-distance service, then its most profitable division. The agreement went into effect in 1984.

Organizer Debra Benko, a member of Port Clinton City Council, said she is hoping the April 25 summit fosters future collaborative efforts among members of councils.

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.

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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