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The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

Ohio’s Best Journalism contest, sponsored by the Ohio chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, recently announced that The Press news staff won two first place awards and a second place award for “Saving Lake Erie,” a three-part series that appeared in The Press last year.

Staff writers Kelly J. Kaczala, Larry Limpf, Tammy Walro, J. Patrick Eaken, and photojournalist Ken Grosjean won first place in the categories of “Best Environment Reporting,” and “Best Consumer Reporting,” and second place for “Best Explanatory Reporting,” for newspapers with circulations of 75,000 or less.

The Ohio House Republican Caucus has scheduled a vote for Aug. 2 on the recommendation of a screening panel for the soon-to-be vacant seat for the 3rd district.

Speaker of the House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced last week the screening panel has unanimously recommended Theresa Charters Gavarone for the appointment.

Rep. Tim Brown, (R – Bowling Green) has said he’s leaving the legislature for the president’s post at the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments.

Envirosafe Services of Ohio Inc., a hazardous waste landfill at 876 Otter Creek Rd. in Oregon, has requested a renewal of its operating permit.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. July 14 at the Lake Erie Center, Room 155, 6200 Bayshore Rd., to accept public comments about a draft permit for continuing daily operations at the facility.

During the session, Ohio EPA representatives will present information about the draft permit and answer questions. During the hearing, which will follow, the public can submit comments for the record regarding the permit.

A proposed curfew for minors, which was defeated by Oregon City Council earlier this year, will go before council for reconsideration. If council rejects it again, voters will decide the matter in the November General Election.

“Our charter now requires that it be referred to a committee,” City Administrator Mike Beazley said at a recent council meeting. “At that point, we would have a committee hearing. In terms of a timeline, it would come up at our Committee of the Whole meeting on July18, with the expectation for final action on July 25.”

Before city council voted 5-2 against the curfew on March 21, members of block watch groups had presented reasons why they believed it was needed at two Safety Committee meetings.

Northwood Mayor Ed Schimmel, who was elected mayor last November, is seeking the Republican Party nomination for the Ohio House 3rd District seat.

The seat is being vacated by State Rep. Tim Brown, who accepted a position as executive director with the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG).

Brown is expected to officially step down on July 17 before he starts his new job.

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