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Published: Wednesday, 7/12/2006

Oregon schools hire treasurer from Fostoria

After two separate searches, the Oregon Board of Education last night hired a new treasurer.

The board voted unanimously to hire Jane Fruth, treasurer and chief financial officer of Fostoria City Schools. Mrs. Fruth has been in education for a dozen years.

She will begin her duties Aug. 1. The current treasurer, Dennis Butler, retires July 31.

Mrs. Fruth's annual salary of $85,147 will be prorated through Dec. 31, and her two-year contract will begin in 2007, Mr. Butler said.

The school board had been searching for a new treasurer since early 2006.

In April, the board hired Karen Dameron, treasurer of the Wauseon Exempted Village School District, but she turned down the job later that month before a contract was signed, forcing the district to reopen the treasurer's search.

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