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Nationally-renowned artist brings murals to East Toledo
Peruvian artist Mario Torrero will lead a group of Bowling Green State University students in painting a 40 feet wide by 15 feet tall mural on a viaduct on East Broadway near Vinyl Street.
If the weather and other factors cooperate, the group will have begun their project over the weekend and be done by this Wednesday.
Before members of the Oregon school board embark in earnest on the search for a new superintendent, they will listen to residents and staff of the district.
A community forum is scheduled for June 3 at 7 p.m. in the Clay High School library to discuss issues facing the district and how they will impact the search process.
Dr. Michael Zalar announced recently he is leaving the Oregon district to take the position of superintendent of North Olmstead City School District. He’d been superintendent in Oregon since 2008 and was principal of Clay High School for five years prior to that.
Patrols by the Ottawa County K-9 unit and officers in unmarked cars will be used by Genoa police this summer to foil vandalism at Veterans Park.
Police Chief Bob Bratton outlined a list of new ideas for heightened security at Genoa’s main park during a recent village council meeting.
“We put a program together. The whole thing will be based on the element of surprise. We’re going to have officers in plain clothes at night, some in unmarked cars and we’ll be bringing in the county K-9 unit at times,” Bratton said in a telephone interview.
With a little luck, a section of a Harris Township road now closed because of river erosion will be open in July.
Motorists haven’t been able to travel the stretch of Portage River South Road, between Schultz-Portage Road and Linker-Portage Road, for a little more than a year now, Ottawa County Engineer Dave Brunkhorst said.
The 1,200 to 1,500-foot section must be moved south about 25 to 30 feet to remedy the situation.
The Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society and the Harbor View Historical Society are saving historic remnants from an 1894 Oregon Township schoolhouse that was to be torn down Friday.
According to the late historian Josephine Fassett’s book, History of Oregon and Jerusalem: The Story of Two Communities, the first school for Oregon Township District 9 was located on Wynn Road about one-fourth mile south of Bayshore Road, and was built by John Clay in 1891 for $1,978.60.
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