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The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District is confronting an issue many districts face – whether to replace or renovate its buildings.

The district’s Facilities Planning Committee, chaired by Randy Genzman, Jamie Beier-Grant, Richard Thorbahn and Bill Poiry, has been meeting and discussing the district's building situation with residents.

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to presspublications.com and clicking the icon in the upper right corner.

Residents in the City of Oregon passed a request to make a 2.25 percent income tax permanent on March 15.

The passage will now keep the income tax rate the same as it has been since 1982. The only change is that it will no longer be called a “temporary” tax.

City Administrator Mike Beazley said he was very happy with the outcome.

“We feel good that it has passed,” Beazley said. “Oregon residents expect a high level of service in this city and now we can continue with our high level of service.”


A request by the Lake Township trustees to have street lighting installed at the intersection of State Route 795 and Pemberville Road has been rejected by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Jeff Pettit, who chairs the board of trustees, read ODOT’s response Wednesday to the township request. The department reached its conclusion after reviewing crash patterns at the intersection from 2011-2015.

Although there were 12 crashes during that five-year period, including several injury accidents, none occurred when it was dark, according to ODOT’s analysis. The department’s review indicates there were four accidents occurring at dusk or dawn.

Scott Arvin admits he’s always been a compulsive doodler.

The Lafayette, Ind., native would sit in school or in meetings and start scratching things out on whatever he could get his hands on.

“Early on I got started with cartoons and I would look at (Gary Larson’s) The Far Side and things like that,” Arvin said. “I used to try to copy their illustrations and I started doing my own. It was always nice to have my hand on something and try to form something on the page. It was fun and it was nice to see where you would end up.”

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