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         Oregon council recently approved an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for funding from the Federal Highway Administration for the engineering design, right of way acquisition and construction of the Navarre Avenue and Coy Road intersection improvements.

        The city will get a $1.7 million safety grant from the FHA through ODOT for implementing various safety improvements at the intersection.

        Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy announced on Wednesday that William Berry will be the new president and head of the school.

        Berry will replace Fr. Eric Schild, who was president of Stritch for nine years and the pastor at St. Jerome in Walbridge.

        Supporters of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights ballot initiative that is now being contested in court have started a crowdfunding site to help defray legal costs.

        Donations may be made at

        The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund drafted the bill of rights for the lake at the request of Toledoans for Safe Water, which then gathered signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot.

        The economic consequences from lost tax revenues to school districts and local governments if two nuclear power plants in the state are shuttered were featured in much of the testimony given Wednesday to members of a sub-committee in the Ohio House of Representatives

        The Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy Generation heard proponent testimony on House Bill 6, which would establish the Ohio Clean Air Program and be administered by an Ohio Air Quality Development Authority.

        The Lake Township Police Department was one of several agencies participating this past week in a joint operation that may have uncovered human trafficking.

        Township officers assisted Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers, who rescued a missing 15-year-old female while conducting a traffic stop April 16 on Interstate 80.



The Ohio legislature has passed a bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. In practice, that would make abortion illegal after six weeks.
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