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Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

Greetings Folks - 

A bit of good news to share with you all amidst all the sad news from Orlando this week.

A week ago last Saturday I received a letter from the Vice President of Key Bank, Melissa Detrick, congratulating me on my ride along the Perimeter of the United States for Habitat For Humanity and Save The Children.

Oregon City Council last week accepted the bid of Musson Brothers, Inc., of Brookfield Wisconsin, for Phase 4 Part A of the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project.

The contract amount was for $1,274,293.45.

The city opened bids for the project on April 21.

“This is our fourth project in six years doing a lot of sewer rehab,” said Public Service Director Paul Roman.

For decades two aging and derelict pink buildings have overlooked Washington Street near Genoa's historic Town Hall.

To many people these long neglected structures have been a mystery and roadside wonder as passersby guess what they might have been at one time and why they haven't been torn down.

But to some folks, these orphans of time are much more than what the eye perceives. For behind the tattered and peeling facades, some folks glimpse a treasure - precious pieces of Genoa's past that need to be saved so they may take their special place in the Genoa story.

Oregon’s City Administrator has met with Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc., officials to discuss why part of their design to expand an older regulator substation at Lallendorf and Brown roads was inconsistent with what is currently under construction.

Last month, the city issued a stop work order to the company after neighbors noticed that a new heating unit that was supposed to be just eight feet tall ended up being 16 feet tall.

“We have asked them for a response. At the same time, we’re researching our own ability to get as much as we can should we not solve the problem if we have to resolve it through the court system or one of the regulatory systems,” said Administrator Mike Beazley at a council meeting on June 13. “We had what I believe was a positive conversation with their team that came in here and met with us a couple of weeks ago.”

The Press news staff has won a first place award from The Press Club of Cleveland’s Excellence in Journalism” writing contest.

Staff writers Kelly J. Kaczala, Larry Limpf, Tammy Walro, J. Patrick Eaken, and photojournalist Ken Grosjean won first place in the Public Service category for “Saving Lake Erie,” a three-part series that appeared in The Press last year. Kaczala was the project manager.

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