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Woodmore school board members discussed possible spending cuts Tuesday but representatives of the teachers’ union have raised questions about the budgetary process.

After discussing temporary appropriations the week before, the board directed Jaime Pearson, district treasurer, to again meet with building principals to review expenditures, including staffing levels.

Tammy Kissell and Carla Smith, co-presidents of the Woodmore Education Association, said the union has concerns about figures compiled by the administration.

Live entertainment, food, drinks, a car show and a fireworks display will be featured at the 7th annual “Boomfest at the Grove” from noon until midnight on July 2 at the Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., home of the German American Festival (GAF) in Oregon.

Singer songwriter Eddie Money, who had a string of hits in the 1970s and 80s, will headline the event, which is free.

The “Cruisin’ the Grove Car Show” will run from noon until 6 p.m. and will feature “The Jimmy & Bob Show,” DJ’s who will spin 50’s and 60’s music. Live entertainment will start at 5:30 p.m. with the “10 From 6,” a Bad Company tribute band followed by the popular Toledo band “Arctic Clam” at 7:15 p.m., who will also perform after the fireworks until midnight.

Nearly a year after Sean Lutzmann was killed in a car crash on Woodville Road in Oregon, his family awaits a decision by the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals whether or not the man convicted for Sean’s death will receive a reduced prison sentence.

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Sean Lutzman

Jacob Greer, of Fremont, was sentenced to 54 months in prison. His license was suspended for 27 years and he was ordered to pay $18,843 in restitution to the family of Lutzmann.

Investigators calculate Greer’s vehicle may have been traveling as fast as 78 miles per hour the morning of July 2 when it slammed into the rear of Lutzmann’s car, which was stopped for a red light.

If promoting a property tax levy isn’t difficult enough for the Woodmore school board and administration, the millage math behind a $600,000 emergency levy renewal request on the August ballot is more complex than usual.

That’s because the millage rate for the tax levy wasn’t adjusted to reflect current property valuations and the levy is on track to collect more than $600,000 this year - much more, according to the administration, which learned of the discrepancy earlier this year after consulting with the Sandusky County auditor’s office.

Unlike a fixed rate levy by which voters decide a specified number of mills to be charged against taxable property values, an emergency levy is designed to generate a fixed dollar amount each year it’s in effect.

Greetings Folks - 

A bit of good news to share with you all amidst all the sad news from Orlando this week.

A week ago last Saturday I received a letter from the Vice President of Key Bank, Melissa Detrick, congratulating me on my ride along the Perimeter of the United States for Habitat For Humanity and Save The Children.

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