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Genoa schools may need to put an operating levy on the ballot this fall.

Memorial Day has come and gone and school districts across the state, including Genoa, remain in flux regarding finances.

“We were under the impression that the state would have something for us by the Memorial Day holiday,” Superintendent Dennis Mock said, regarding the state’s biennial budget that’ll take effect July 1.

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A special meeting of the Lake school board has been scheduled for June 3 to review contract bids for an interior renovation project at Lake High School to build additional classrooms.

The meeting, which will be held in the Middle School Media Center, will start at 5 p.m.

If a contract is awarded, the additional classrooms will be constructed on the second floor of what is called the Extended Learning Area of the high school, said Jeff Carpenter, district treasurer.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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