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Outgoing Oregon City Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Zalar said his replacement will face several challenges in the district, including garnering additional school funding, new state and federal mandates, and the state report cards.
“School funding will continue to be a challenge for public education,” said Zalar. “At some point in the near future, the district will need to secure additional operating funds or be forced to make some difficult decisions that will impact the quality of education for students.”
The district will also have to deal with new, unfunded, state and federal mandates being imposed on public education, he said.
The condition of the Lake Township Cemetery, including its finances, came up for discussion Tuesday after a resident told township trustees she saw grass left untrimmed around many headstones .
Marge Willman said she was dismayed during a recent visit to the cemetery on Walbridge Road to see some headstones obscured from view by tall grass.
Melanie Bowen, who chairs the board of trustees, said the board hasn’t hired seasonal help for the 40-acre cemetery as an austerity measure.
Improvements planned for Camp Perry
Work will begin by the end of this month on a $2.9 million improvement project at Camp Perry, including replacing World War II-era Quonset huts and upgrade storm drainage systems and installing new sidewalks.
Completion is scheduled for December, said U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur, who serves on the defense sub-committee of the House Appropriations Committee.
Ottawa County’s coroner hasn’t been on the job and his deputy coroner has been handling the elected office duties.
The medical office staff of Dr. Daniel Cadigan of Catawba Island confirmed Tuesday he is out of the office for six weeks for personal reasons. Cadigan’s deputy coroner, Dr. David Bodie of Port Clinton, is handling coroner’s calls in his absence, the staff member said.
Cadigan, whose private number is not listed in the telephone book, wasn’t available for further comment.
Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has introduced a bill that tweaks the federal tax code and allows enrolled agents more discretion in using their credentials to distinguish themselves from unlicensed tax preparers.
Portman said he introduced the Enrolled Agents Credential Act to ensure that individuals and businesses are able to identify and have access to trained specialists when filing their federal taxes. He said some state statutes prevent enrolled agents from identifying themselves as credentialed by the treasury department.