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An update of the Oregon City Schools District’s five-year forecast shows expenses exceeding revenue, it was revealed at a school board meeting on Tuesday.

Treasurer Jane Fruth updated the forecast, which she had previously updated last November after voters passed a 3.95-mill operating levy, the first time in eight years. The $1.9 mill revenue from the levy is going toward preserving Career Technical programs and extra-curricular activities. Fruth said the district has already collected the first half of that amount this year.

Board Member Jeff Ziviski noted that the district’s ending cash balance, or expenses, exceeded the revenue collected.

The Oregon Memorial Group, in conjunction with the Vietnam Veterans of America, Greater Toledo Chapter 35, will present the annual Memorial Day Observance Ceremony, Monday, May 30.

The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at Clay High School's Memorial Stadium.

This year, one additional name will be permanently added to the memorials which honor those servicemen who have lost their lives while in military service to our country.

Six inducted into Ottawa Co. Senior Hall of Fame
Ottawa County Senior Resources inducted six new Senior Hall of Fame recipients at the 2016 Senior Day, held May 11 at Camp Perry Clubhouse.

Recipients included Peggy Sigurdson, nominated by the Genoa Senior Center; Janet L. Preston, nominated by the Elmore Golden Oldies Senior Center; Joy Gaertner, nominated by the Harbor Lights Senior Center of Oak Harbor; Linda Dubbert nominated by the Danbury Senior Center; Albert Solis, nominated by the Port Clinton Senior Center and Valarie Chornyak, nominated by the Put-in-Bay Senior Center.

Recipients received plaques commemorating their service to the seniors and citizens of Ottawa County. Bios for local winners include:

The passing last week of former Ohio State University women’s track and field head coach and former Olympian Mamie Rallins hit around the world, including at least one Ottawa County family.

Rallins passed away Monday after a car accident on Route 53 near Fremont. She was 74.

Tamra Sinden, daughter of Graytown resident Dorothy Gackstetter, was an athlete under Rallins in the mid to late 1980s at OSU, and Tamra, Dorothy, and father Marvin Gackstetter were close friends.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is expected soon to unveil a plan on how to reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie by 40 percent.

Last summer, Ohio, Michigan and Ontario, Canada signed an agreement to reduce phosphorus by 40 percent by 2025. Their more immediate goal is to cut phosphorus by 2020. The Ohio EPA, by the end of this month, will propose an implementation plan on how to meet those goals.

The plan is the result of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Annex 4, a commitment from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Ontario, Canada, to reduce total phosphorus entering the Western Basin of Lake Erie.

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