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Oregon City Council has set a public hearing on April 23 in council chambers to consider a permanent Special Use Exemption in a non-agricultural area at 6338 Brown Rd. for the purpose of housing livestock.

The Planning Commission last April had recommended approval of a temporary SUE in an R-1 Low Density Residential District for the applicants and property owners, Mohamed Tawil and his wife Nabil.

The Tawils had initially requested to house two miniature ponies, four pheasants, four peacocks and 25 chickens at the site.

If the recent upswing in the development of Ohio’s oil and natural gas fields should make its way to Wood County, the county commissioners want to make sure the areas rural roads will be maintained in the event of heavier than normal traffic.

The commissioners are mailing copies of a letter they received from the state’s departments of transportation and natural resources to local officials that outlines a suggested agreement covering road use and maintenance issues where horizontal drilling projects may affect the infrastructure.

When the Lake school board last month approved cuts in spending of almost $1.2 million, superintendent Jim Witt also announced the administration would be posting a link on the district’s website to address rumors that would inevitably make their way through the community.

It hasn’t taken long for Rumor Central to be up and running.

Kristina Polk won’t pretend to be the lone spokesperson for the Ohio Young Birders Club, but you’ll have to admit she’s a very impressive representative.

Polk, 16, a junior at North Ridgeville High School, joined the OYBC after she attended the Biggest Week in American Birding at Maumee Bay State Park last year. Kim Kaufman, executive director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, and BSBO Education Director Ken Keffer introduced Polk to the OYBC.

Ottawa County is in search of a new leader for its building inspection department.

Don Waggoner of Port Clinton retired as the chief building official on March 31, after 12 years on the job.

Prior to that, he owned his own engineering firm in downtown Port Clinton and had worked on multiple projects, including those for the City of Port Clinton and Port Clinton City Schools.


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