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Olmsted Performing Arts needs $99,000 to stay in current facility

OPA will not go out of business, as its arts programs are self-funded and managed separately from the building fund, its executive director said. And regardless of whether or not the $99,000 is raised, OPA’s 2015 schedule of plays and musicals will go on as scheduled at its current facility.

School board’s choice of Wagner unanimous

As it had previously announced, the Fairview Park City Schools Board of Education, at a special meeting Feb. 3, unanimoulsy approved a three-year contract with Bill Wagner to be the district’s superintendent. Wagner has served as the district’s interim superintendent since Aug. 1.

Rose candidates pursue Irish heritage

If the contestants to become the next Ohio Rose of Tralee are any indication, Irish-Americans are doing a good job passing on their heritage from generation to generation.

Renewal of recreation tax could fund new amenities

The one-eighth of 1 percent income tax, first collected in 1996, is earmarked for recreation purposes. The tax, which raises approximately $1.9 million annually, expires at the end of 2020. The tax was originally approved to fund construction of the Westlake Recreation Center.