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Eastwood school officials are weighing options for possible financing of improvement projects to district buildings and whether to seek voter approval of financing for a new school building.

The school board in early July approved a resolution to apply for Qualified School Construction Bonds. The QSCB program enables districts to sell bonds for projects that improve the energy efficiency of buildings. The bonds are also available to help finance the construction of new buildings through the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC).

Board members last week discussed various bond financing options with a representative of Fifth Third Bank.

Two area school districts, Woodmore and Eastwood, are on the ballot next month with bond issues that will, if passed, leverage state funding for new buildings.

Voters in the Woodmore School District will decide a 6.97-mill bond levy that would fund the local share of construction costs for a new pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school to be built next to the current elementary school in Woodville.

The total estimated cost of the project is $25.9 million, with the Ohio School Facilities Commission providing about $6.4 million and the district’s share at about $15.6 million. In addition, the district will pay about $3.9 million for additional classrooms and a performing arts center not covered by the OSFC.

Woodmore voters are also being asked to approve an OSFC-required 0.5-mill levy for maintaining the building.

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The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department will conduct clinics in the Oregon City Schools District to give H1N1, or swine flu, vaccinations in the next two weeks.

The clinics will be held on Oct. 26, 27, and November 4 during school hours.

On Monday, October 26, vaccinations will be given in the library of Fassett Middle School, and in the gyms of Starr and Jerusalem elementary schools.

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, vaccinations will be given in the libraries of Wynn and Coy elementary schools, and in the library of Eisenhower Middle School.

On Wednesday, November 4, vaccinations will be given in the old gym of Clay High School.

Car sales generated by the so-called Cash for Clunkers program have been so robust that some area dealers say the $1 billion allocated by the federal government will be exhausted well before the program is scheduled to end on Nov. 1.

John Becerra, sales manager at Mathews Ford in Oregon, said he was certain the initial funding would soon be gone.

“That will happen, absolutely,” he said Wednesday, adding buyers flocked to the Navarre Avenue dealership when the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) officially began July 24.

He estimated 40-50 vehicles were sold under the program at the dealership in just the first few days.

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