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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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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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The Oregon school board on Thursday approved the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Michael Zalar, who is leaving to take the position of superintendent of the North Olmsted City Schools District in North Olmsted Ohio.zalarGROUP

Zalar became superintendent of the Oregon City Schools District in 2008. Previously, he was principal of Clay High School for five years.

The North Olmsted school board on Wednesday approved a three year contract with Zalar, effective Aug. 1. He will receive an annual salary of $132,500 in his new job. In Oregon, his annual salary was $119,000.

School board member Jeff Ziviski said after the meeting that the board will hold a community forum at the Clay High School library at 7 p.m. on June 3 to discuss filling the superintendent position.

“We want to get the public’s input, before we start looking at resumes and interviewing candidates, on what qualities they want to see in a new superintendent,” said Ziviski.

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Community Health Services is ready to unveil its newest facility to the public.

The Fremont-based health care system will hold an open house June 1 from 1-4 p.m. at its location at 5734  Fremont Pike in Stony Ridge.

Joe Liszak, chief executive officer of Community Health Services, said the Stony Ridge facility will be the ninth office CHS is operating in Henry, Seneca, Huron, Sandusky, and Wood counties.

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Walbridge Village Council has filled a vacant seat.

Council members voted during a special meeting Tuesday morning to appoint Lauren LaRoe to the seat vacated by Nathan Eikost, who resigned last month. Mayor Ed Kolanko then issued the oath of office to LaRoe, who was one of three persons interviewed by council’s personnel and human resources committee on May 17.

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