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          A firefighter funeral for Dan J. Lucius, a member of the Carroll Township Emergency Medical & Fire Service who was killed in an accident while responding to an emergency call, is being planned.

        Fire departments wishing to participate in the funeral should contact the staging officer, Chief Josh Hartbarger at 419-262-6502 or jhartbarger@whitehouseoh.gov with an estimate of personnel and apparatus expected to attend.

        At a recent Oregon City Council meeting, there was a discussion about whether there are coyote and deer problems in the area.

        “In the past week, I’ve probably had more people ask me about coyotes than I have in years,” said Councilman Steve Hornyak. “Are we seeing an increase in population in the area or is it just more visible? I’ve never had that many comments about coyotes in Oregon, knowing they’re there. They seem to be more prevalent right now.”

        City Administrator Mike Beazley said coyotes live in all 88 counties in Ohio.

        “They have lived around here for many decades. Their population tends to go up or down depending on whether the predator or hunter population is active,” said Beazley. “We haven’t had a lot of calls here. There have been a couple calls at the office.”

          Oregon is seeking a grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation to improve the intersection of Coy Road and Navarre Avenue.

        “We just gave a presentation to ODOT to try and get funding for the intersection of Coy and Navarre,” said Public Service Director Paul Roman at a recent council meeting. “Hopefully, we’ll be successful on that. It would be safety funding that would pay for 90 percent.”

        The improvements would include new traffic signalization changes and dedicated turn lanes.

        Plans at the intersection also include the installation of underground aerial lines and a water line replacement.

        “Construction is very busy this year. It’s been very difficult to get a design off in terms of putting the aerial lines underground,” said Roman. “But we are going to put that in the 2019 budget to try and do that.”

        Leaves being collected by Lake Township crews and deposited on a township-owned field will be tilled into the field next year.

        Township officials have notified the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency of their intent to till the leaves next spring or summer into a parcel near the intersection of Walbridge and Lemoyne roads, adjacent to the township cemetery, Dina Pierce, a spokesman for the Ohio EPA, said last week.

        Now that the Ottawa County commissioners have endorsed a plan for a bike/pedestrian trail, a steering committee will begin the process of seeking endorsements from local governments, Linda Amos, of Poggemeyer Design Group, said last week.

        She said a meeting will be held with the project’s steering committee of local officials and residents.

        “We hope to have endorsement from as many local governments and agencies in the county as possible. We meet with the committee to discuss the process after Thanksgiving,” she said. 

 

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