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        In his 12 ½ years as the director of the Wood County Emergency Management Agency, Brad Gilbert recalls the efforts of first responders after the June 5, 2010 tornado in Lake Township as his proudest moments.

        In a letter announcing his retirement on March 29 to first responders, Gilbert writes, “All of you responded to provide service not only in Lake Township, but dedicated yourselves to make sure the rest of the county had first responder service during this disaster. Whether from the north or south, east or west, you are all professionals that provide your communities and the county with the best service possible.”

       Construction could start as early as this spring on the first phase of development of the Glass City Metropark in East Toledo.

        In an update on plans for the park, Scott Carpenter, a spokesman for Metroparks Toledo, told members of the East Toledo Club Thursday that contract bids could be awarded in May with construction starting shortly after.

        The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold an information session to update the public on the clean-up project at the former Brush Beryllium site near Luckey on March 26.

        The meeting will start at 6 p.m. and be held at the American Legion Post 240 at 335 Park Dr. in the village.

        The Oregon Economic Development Foundation is helping launch a business retention and expansion program.

        Over the next several weeks, nearly 1,000 businesses in Oregon will have an opportunity to help better understand the issues facing companies in today’s economy.

        The first phase of the project will involve surveying nearly 1,000 businesses on and around the Navarre Avenue business corridor, according to Sommer Vriezelaar, executive director of the Foundation. The area has the largest concentration of Oregon businesses.

       Oregon City Council on Monday approved an agreement with Volunteer to act as the city’s natural gas supplier for a 24 month period.

        The city is a charter member of the Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition (NOAC), which was formed in 2003 after legislation permitted aggregation by governments of gas and electric purchases to cut costs for consumers. Since 2003, NOAC has saved residents and small businesses millions in natural gas bills versus the Columbia Gas tariff price.


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