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        Oregon received a $1.7 million grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation to improve the intersection of Coy Road and Navarre Avenue, the second phase of the Navarre Avenue Safety Improvement project.

       Plans call for new traffic signalization changes and dedicated turn lanes. It will also include widening of Coy.

        Oregon City Council recently approved a Special Use Exception designation at 506 S. Lallendorf Rd. for the reopening of a restaurant/tavern.

        The property was located in an R-2 district. Across from the site is a park district. The property had a Special Use Exception (SUE) on it. But that designation expired because the building was closed and the property was vacant for more than two years.

        The owner, B.J. Lawson, sought to have a new SUE that would allow a restaurant serving liquor on the premises.

        The Oregon Planning Commission last November recommended to council that the SUE be approved. Council held a public hearing earlier this month to discuss the matter.

        A restructuring support agreement between FirstEnergy Solutions, the generation subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., and FES creditors won’t extend the life of the company beyond the planned de-activation dates of its power plants without legislative assistance and changes in the market, FES president Donald Schneider said last week.

        FES announced Wednesday it had reached the agreement with its creditors that likely will result with ending the company’s bankruptcy case filed last April in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

      A berm around the perimeter of two parcels along Woodville Road in Lake Township has become a point of contention between the owner of the parcels, township officials and residents living next to the parcels on Bailey Road.

        Jim Mlynek, owner of the parcels and the Woodville Road Nursery, is challenging the township’s directive that the berm should be 25 feet wide.

        With a new state law soon taking effect that amends how townships can reclaim unused cemetery lots, the sexton of the Lake Township Cemetery is calming residents about the changes the bill enacts and assuring them their lots aren’t about to be taken over by the township.

        Ron Hanely, in his most recent monthly report to the township trustees, said he’s received several calls about House Bill 454 that was signed last month by former Gov. John Kasich.


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