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       State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D. House District 46) recently expressed support for a congressional effort to stop the spread of Asian carp in the Great Lakes.

        Sheehy, whose district includes Jerusalem Township, Oregon and parts of Toledo in The Press circulation area, introduced similar legislation in the House in 2014.

        His support for the federal legislation comes after some members of Congress from both parties are calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to close an artificial connection between the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes – a thoroughfare for the invasive carp to enter the Great Lakes basins.

        Four entities are jointly funding an engineering study of providing sanitary sewer service in portions of Jerusalem Township in Lucas County and Allen Township in Ottawa County.

        The townships and counties have agreed to contract with Poggemeyer Design Group for $23,500 to conduct the study.

        Gino Monaco, administrator of the Ottawa County Sanitary Engineering Department, said health departments from both counties have conducted water testing and have confirmed there were “wastewater concerns impacting streams.”

        The winter weather and a blanket of snow may be inviting to snowmobilers, but in Lake Township you’d better have the permission of property owners before racing across the many fields in rural areas of the township.

        Police Chief Mark Hummer said a no-tolerance policy remains in effect, meaning patrol officers will cite violators rather than issue warnings. While the offense of criminal trespassing is a misdemeanor for violations involving snowmobiles or all-terrain vehicles, the fines are doubled.

        Clean-up work at the former Brush Beryllium site near the Village of Luckey will resume Jan. 2 after a break for the holidays.

        Contractor crews have been pouring concrete for several pads that are needed and assembly of the structure that will house a soil sorter is complete, said Arleen Kreusch, outreach program specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

       Steve Arndt can still remember encouraging the concept of palliative care be adopted at the Riverview Nursing Home in Oak Harbor when he was an Ottawa County commissioner.

        “I’ve seen the difference it makes in an individual’s life,” he said. “It was one of those things that helped change the whole culture within Riverview Nursing Home.”

 

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