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 With the Eastwood School District planning to open a new school building this year that will replace two elementary schools as well as facing a fluid financial picture, members of the community are being asked to offer their input.

 Two organizations that were started to receive that input, the Business Advisory Council and Facilities Task Force, need new members, Brent Welker, superintendent, said.

 Construction of a major expansion of the Walbridge Library branch is nearing completion and library officials expect to have the building open to the public by late February.

 Michael Penrod, director of the Wood County District Public Library, led a tour of the building Thursday for library trustees and elected officials. The building is doubling in size from 4,000 to 8,000 square feet.

Oregon plans to partner with local industry to plant trees along property lines as a buffer or screen to nearby neighborhoods.

“We have some wonderful residential areas in Oregon,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley. “But we also have large industries. We share a lot of space with heavy industry. We think the mayor, council and administration want to invest in pre-plantings to help make it easier for our residential areas to peacefully co-exist with industrial areas.”

Calling it a “quality of life issue,” Beazley said tree screening “knocks down noise, knocks down smells and changes the view. “

“And they will enhance property values for our residents.”

 Lake Township trustees are optimistic a columbarium to hold cremated remains can be erected at the township cemetery and rules and regulations can be updated in time for the annual Memorial Day service.

 Jeff Pettit, who chairs the board of trustees, said Tuesday he’s been in contact with Salem Stones, a Columbus company, and has been informed it would cost about $13,250 to have a columbarium installed, not including the cost of the foundation. He estimated it would cost about $2,000 for the foundation to be installed by township workers.

A bill that amends Ohio law by authorizing township police officers to arrest motorists for violations on national highways that aren’t part of the interstate highway system has passed in the state senate and is before Gov. John Kasich.  

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