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A tentative agreement that authorizes step increases in pay for teachers in the Genoa Area Local School District has been approved by the board of education and the union representing teachers.

Before voting on the agreement, however, board members Monday approved a resolution that says even with the passage of an operating levy, the district’s 5-year forecast can’t support the agreement over the long term.

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Landlord Adam Snyder is accustomed to additional costs popping up at his rental properties. It’s to be expected when he owns dozens of units around the Village of Oak Harbor.

What he won’t stomach though is coughing up cash for somebody else’s old utility bill that the village refuses to take off its books.

Snyder recently addressed village council with his concern. His issue: the $469 outstanding utility bill for a three-apartment building at 115 ½ Ottawa St. he bought in a foreclosure deal with a bank.

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The Oregon school board has informed the Oregon City Federation of Teachers to vacate its office in the Wynn Center, owned by the school district, because the board never approved its lease.

Dave Shafer, president of the Oregon City Federation of Teachers, told the board at a meeting last month that he received an email from Dean Sandwisch, the district’s director of business affairs, after Easter vacation requesting the teachers’ union leave the premises.

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Veterans are invited to a free breakfast and flag raising ceremony on Memorial Day, May 26, 7 a.m. at the Christ Dunberger Post on Pickle and Wynn roads in Oregon.

The East Toledo Club is sponsoring the event for the 81st consecutive year. The first flag raising was held in 1933 at Pearson Park, which was the site for more than 75 years. In recent years, the club has partnered with the Dunberger Post to honor the men and women who have served our country.

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Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley will look into whether the city can give preference to local companies that bid on city projects after members of council raised questions about awarding the lowest bid for an irrigation project at the South Recreation Complex to an out of town firm.

Council on Monday voted 6-1 to award a bid to Ohio Irrigation Lawn Sprinkler Systems Inc., of Dayton, to furnish labor, materials and equipment for irrigation improvements to the South Recreation Complex. The company’s bid of $137,332 was the lowest and best bid.

Councilman James Seaman, who voted no, said at a committee of the whole meeting two weeks ago that the city should give preference to a local company, Landscape Design by Moritz, which had submitted a $141,050 bid, the fourth lowest of seven companies that bid on the project.

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