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A 5.8-mill, 28-year bond issue will be needed to fund the local share of construction costs for a new building in the Eastwood district, superintendent Brent Welker said last week.

The Eastwood school board was scheduled to meet in a special session this past Friday morning to approve a resolution to place the issue on the ballot in November.

The board and administration had thought 5.69 mills would be sufficient to cover the $18.3 million needed for the district’s share of the project but were informed by the Wood County auditor’s office the district has realized a drop in property valuation, forcing school officials to seek more millage to meet the local share cost.

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For the past eight months, the Oregon Vietnam Memorial Group has been searching military records to identify Oregon and Jerusalem Township residents who died while serving in the Vietnam War. To date, the committee had identified seven men for inclusion on the memorial monument scheduled to begin production this month.

In prior articles that have appeared here in The Press, the Oregon Vietnam Memorial Group listed the seven servicemen who lost their lives as Esiquio Cantu, Scott Corrello, Gerald Corlett, Joseph Gill, Ervin Harris, Arthur Heringhausen, and John Thayer. Just this past week, the group’s chairman Jerry Eversman learned of an eighth soldier who died while in military service in Vietnam.

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Lions and tigers and a bear named Baloo – and monkeys and birds and other jungle creatures too helped Oakdale Elementary music teacher Wendy Deal end her 35-year teaching career on a high note.

On May 20 and 21, the Oakdale students, under Deal’s direction, presented “The Jungle Book” – the culmination of months of work and rehearsals.

The production, which included participation from all the students in the school, was a final curtain call for Deal, who retired at the end of the school year.

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Four new members were recently inducted into the Waite High School Hall of Fame for 2008.

Those chosen include:
Jack R. Zedro was born April 22, 1931, in Toledo, to Bertha and Anthony Zedro. He married Stella Ane of Toledo, in 1953. Jack passed away Feb. 7, 1980 in Binghamton, N.Y at the age of 48. He is missed and remembered by many.

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The Lake Township trustees Tuesday approved personnel changes for the police and fire departments.

On the recommendation of Chief Mark Hummer, the trustees approved the promotion of Adam Lorenzen to full-time status on the police department.

His promotion goes into effect July 7.

Officer Lorenzen began with the department as an auxiliary officer before being promoted to part-time status.

He replaces Mike Lutton, who retired recently. Officer Lorenzen will be on probationary status for one year.

The trustees also approved the purchase of three Tasers for the police department. Chief Hummer said the department had been using Tasers donated by the Toledo Police Department. The new Tasers cost $2,944 but the Lake Township Police Officers Association donated $944 to offset part of the cost.

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Ebola outbreak

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