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Injured athletic director’s story leads to federal lawsuit

A front page article about a high school athletic director published in The Press last March 17 is getting plenty of attention.

A feature about the tribulations of Bowsher High School AD and Oregon City Councilman Terry Reeves titled “Councilman breaks up fight: Athletic director’s job description didn’t include this” has led to a federal lawsuit.

The issue — whether Reeve’s First Amendment rights were violated when Toledo Public Schools reprimanded him for not referring his comments to the communications office first.

Reeves, a lifelong Oregon resident who is serving his fourth term on Oregon City Council, is now in his sixth year as the athletic director at Bowsher.

Oregon plans to improve the appearance of Navarre Avenue as part of its safety improvement project.

The city received a $2.4 million safety grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation to improve Navarre Avenue between I-280 and Isaac Streets Drive to reduce the high rate of traffic accidents. The project mostly consists of the construction of a median on Navarre Avenue with seven U-turn or “turnarounds’ located between the project limits.

At a recent Navarre Avenue stakeholders meeting, Public Service Director Paul Roman had asked for input on improving the aesthetics on Navarre Avenue where the medians will be constructed.

Mayor Mike Seferian said his administration will soon be requesting that council approve funds for the enhancements as part of the safety improvement project.

Emma Grosjean has an eye for all that glitters and shines.

It’s kind of hereditary for the daughter of David and Cheryl Grosjean, owners of Genoa Custom Interiors, in the village’s business district.

The Genoa High School graduate traveled home from the University of Akron where she studies anthropology to help her mother and aunt, Susan Gladden, mind the store for the Holiday Open House, the village’s annual pre-winter extravaganza running Nov. 21-23.

She welcomed patrons as a mesmerizing cinnamon scent wafted through the house turned showroom at the corner of Main and Eighth streets. Shortly after noon, more than a dozen ladies and gentlemen strolled room to room checking out the glistening trees, ornaments and yuletide displays placed tastefully throughout the business. Other offerings included everything from high end couches and chairs to reasonably priced scarves and jewelry.

About 30 members of the community attended Monday’s meeting of Woodville Village Council to ask more questions and comment on the recent shooting of a dog by an on-duty police officer during a traffic stop.

Mayor Rich Harman opened the meeting by stating that Sandusky County prosecuting attorney, Tom Stierwalt, had all the relevant information and has advised village officials to make no specific statements at this time.

Once Stierwalt has finished his review, there will be a statement made to the public about his findings, the mayor said.

Resident Cara Brown said she is a dog owner and that her dogs are Labradors – the same breed as the dog that was shot.

Brown also said she held a job as an animal control officer in Arizona and has been trained in animal law and behavior.

The Genoa school board will host a community forum Dec. 1 to gather public input on the search for a new superintendent for the Ottawa County district.

The forum is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and will be held in the high school auditorium.

The current superintendent, Dennis Mock, has announced his intentions to retire July 31 of next year.

In a statement in the Comet Communicator to announce his retirement, Mock noted the school system has also endured times of fiscal belt-tightening.

Female coach

The Buffalo Bills last week hired the NFL's first female full-time coach (Kathryn Smith--special teams quality control coach). Should there be more women in coaching?
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