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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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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.

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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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Plan commission to review grant requests
Thirteen municipalities and agencies in Wood County have filed applications for Community Development Block Grant funding for various projects.

The requests total $570,001 but the county’s allocation of CDBG funding is only $191,000. Of that, the county planning commission will deduct about $31,000 for administration costs.

The planning commission will review the applications during its June 4 meeting and select four for recommendation to the county commissioners.

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