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Progress 2016

Woodville
Mayor Richard Harman credits village council, department heads, the fiscal officer and village employees and volunteers for the village remaining “fiscally resilient.”

“Although we continue to face budgetary challenges associated with the state mandated cuts affecting the general fund, Woodville ended the 2014 fiscal year with a $2.4 million total fund balance,” the mayor said. “We look forward to 2015 as we continue to be fiscally responsible, practical in our thinking and attentive to village needs.”

The village has several planned projects, he said, including:
• Finishing the development of Limelite Park, which will connect Main Street to a village parking lot.

• Improving the newly acquired addition of land to Trail Marker Park on South Perry Street.

• Pursuing financial aid to replace several water distribution lines.

• Upgrading the sewer plant to meet Ohio Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

Oregon Schools
• In November 2014, Oregon City Schools and Mercy Health Partners partnered to open a fully operating pediatric health center staffed by Cherie Sexton, NP.

• OCS is partnering with Toledo Refining in creating a new Electrical & Industrial Engineering Program to service students moving forward.

• Through the One-to-One program, Clay High School students in grades 9-12 were provided a Mac Book Air laptop to be used for various instructional purposes.

• Teachers and students in grades 5-12 are utilizing “Schoology,” which is a digital learning environment for collaboration, assessment, and instruction.

• The Oregon Schools Foundation (OSF) and Oregon City Schools (OCS) have jointly developed goals and OSF has begun to raise funds for various projects in the three areas – academics, arts and athletics. The OSF foundation is now a key strategic partner with Oregon Schools.

• The Clay wrestling team has won seven straight league titles.

Energy is fueling a $1.94 billion fire that could ignite our economy this year and in the near future.progressbutton2014

That gaudy number reflects the upcoming investments in our community from four energy companies: First Energy, BP-Husky Refinery, PBF Refinery and Clean Energy. Those investments are:

• First Energy announced two weeks ago it would invest $600 million to upgrade the Davis Besse nuclear power plant near Oak Harbor;

• PBF Energy, owner of the former Sunoco Refinery, announced in December it would invest $140 million in the next 15 months to upgrade its 282-acre refinery on the Toledo-Oregon border;

• BP-Husky Refinery in the spring announced it would soon start its $400 million project to enable it to refine sour crude from the Husky oil sands in Alberta, Canada;

 

 

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