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Members of the administration and school board of the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District remain convinced there is a need for a new classroom building to meet the educational and security needs of today.

 However, after listening to residents following the defeat of a bond levy last year in August to finance a new building, a levy request planned for the May ballot is being scaled back.  The board has agreed to place a 4.35-mill bond issue on the May 2 ballot to fund the construction of a new K-7 building on a 13-acre parcel adjacent to Oak Harbor High School.

If you are a musician, singer, comedian, magician, story teller, dancer, baton twirler, or, you name it, here is your chance to put your talents in front of an audience — at least for one night.

If you would rather be in the audience, this is for you, too.

For the fourth year, Faith United Methodist Church is hosting an open microphone night and karaoke event on Saturday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. FUMC is located at 3441 Starr Avenue in Oregon.

U.S. Marine Corps pilot Lt. Col. Sarah Marie Deal Burrow is set to be inducted into the Eastwood Alumni Association’s Eagle Way Hall of Fame.


Burrow, who grew up in Luckey, will be inducted along with athlete Jodi (Juergens) Evans, community member Lloyd Dierker and teacher/coaches Terry McKibben and Jerry Rutherford (bios to come later). The banquet and induction ceremony will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 at Riverview Banquet Hall (American Legion Post 183 building) in Pemberville.

Lt. Col. Burrow, the first female pilot in the corps, is a Pemberville native and 1987 Eastwood High School graduate, lettering in three sports. She joined the Marines in 1992 during her summer break from Kent State University. After studying aerospace flight technology, she earned her commercial and private pilot’s license and is a certified flight instructor.

Oregon City Council on Monday will consider increasing the salaries of the mayor and members of council.

Compensation for the mayor and city council has not increased in over 11 years.

January 23 is the last meeting in January, the only month of the year when the city can consider increasing salaries of elected officials, according to the City Charter.

Cities in the area similar in size to Oregon, such as Maumee, Sylvania and Perrysburg, pay their mayor and council members more than Oregon’s mayor and council.

Oregon Council on Monday will consider vacating two paper streets on Slauson and Budlong roads, west of Schmidlin Road, so that surrounding property owners may purchase the vacated areas.

Council was petitioned by abutting property owners to consider vacating the city owned roads. The Plan Commission last September recommended approval to the vacation requests with the stipulation that easements be retained as required by the public service director. If passed by council, payment for the area of Slauson Road will be made to the city in the mount of $1,286.20. Payment of $1,978.66 will be made to the city for the portion of Budlong Road.

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