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Three Oregon men who died in non-combat while serving their country will be honored on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Clay High School’s Memorial Stadium.

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Oregon City Council on May 13 approved changes to the municipal sign code in response to business concerns that it was too strict.

“We’ve been working on this for months,” Administrator Mike Beazley said after the meeting. “We basically wanted to respond to the business community that had challenged us.”

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The Wood County commissioners will hold a town hall meeting May 21 at the Lake Township administration building, 27975 Cummings Rd.

The meeting will start at 4:45 p.m. The commissioners have been scheduling public forum style meetings throughout the county, offering residents a chance to submit comments or questions to the commissioners.

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I recently learned that I teach at a persistently poor performing school.

It happened after Ohio bureaucrats unveiled new, “more rigorous” criteria for determining success and failure in the state’s public schools. My district, previously deemed worthy of “continuous improvement” status, suddenly got downgraded.

It wasn’t alone. Some schools previously rated “excellent” suddenly ranked poorly according to Ohio’s bean-counters — based not on new information, but on a reevaluation of old information.

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In Sandusky County, voters were mixed in their support of tax issues on Tuesday’s primary ballot.

In the Gibsonburg Exempted Village School District, a request for a 1 percent, 10-year income tax fell by a 47-vote margin, 463 against to 416 for, according to unofficial results.

If passed, the tax would have raised about $950,000 annually for operating expenses.

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Ebola outbreak

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