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When most second graders are asked what they want for their birthday, it’s not uncommon for them to produce a seeming endless list of the latest toys and gadgets the market has to offer. But when Destiny Martinez – a second grader at St. Kateri Catholic Academy – was asked what she wanted for her birthday, she requested just one thing.

And that one thing wasn’t even for her.

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As part of its major construction projects planned for this year, Oregon earmarked $800,000 for its roadway improvement program when it put together this year’s budget last November.

Roads had taken a backseat since the recession in 2008. As the local economy stabilized due to cost cutting measures and industrial development, city officials decided to ramp up the road program this year.

With area roadways littered with potholes in the midst of record low temperatures and snow accumulation, the timing couldn’t have been better. 

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As part of its major construction projects planned for this year, Oregon earmarked $800,000 for its roadway improvement program when it put together this year’s budget last November.

Roads had taken a backseat since the recession in 2008. As the local economy stabilized due to cost cutting measures and industrial development, city officials decided to ramp up the road program this year.

With area roadways littered with potholes in the midst of record low temperatures and snow accumulation, the timing couldn’t have been better. 

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At the East Toledo Family Center’s Annual Meeting and Recognition Night held Jan. 22, the center’s board of trustees welcomed new members Amy Bartholomew, Jason Copsey, Mike Craig and Deb McLaren, along with returning members Phil Amadio and Jeff Dempsey.

Several awards and recognitions were also presented at the meeting. Honorees include:

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Eastwood central office works to restore data

Replacing lost data and restoring computer network systems are the primary tasks facing the Eastwood School District administration in the wake of a Jan. 25 fire that gutted the building shared by a bus garage and the central office.

“We are gradually restoring network capabilities,” Brent Welker, superintendent, said Thursday. “The new server needed a lot of work and our Wi-Fi system will be up by early next week. We’re not back up to 100 percent but we’re getting closer every hour. We’re having to re-create a lot of data.”

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