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The City of Oregon plans to expand its wastewater treatment plant in response to a mandate from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) to deal with storm water.

“We have a lot of storm water that goes into the sanitary sewers,” said Public Service Director Paul Roman. “In order to prevent any type of sanitary sewer overflows, we’re being required to increase our plant size to deal with wet weather.”

On March 30 and 31, local community leaders welcomed 16 professionals from Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, visiting through the U.S. Department of State Professional Fellows Program.

The Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development of Toledo organized the delegation’s 42-day fellowship to the U.S. entitled, “Citizen Legislative Advocacy in Minority Communities.” The purpose of the trip was to share information about the U.S. government, citizen participation and community organizing.

Woodmore board interviewing candidates
The Woodmore school board has scheduled a special meeting for April 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the music room of the elementary school.

Board members plan to meet in executive session to interview candidates for a vacancy on the board created when Chad Bringman, who stepped down from the board due to time constraints with his position as director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwestern Ohio.

Students from the University of Toledo, who did a study on how to improve safety at Navarre Avenue and Wynn Road, asked Oregon City council to support their request for a left turn signal at the intersection.

Council has previously discussed whether safety could be improved at that intersection after 16-year-old Clay High School student Cody Van Hersett was killed there in a crash in January. Van Hersett was driving his vehicle west on Navarre Avenue when he collided with a semi that was turning left onto northbound Wynn Road. The truck driver was cited in the crash.

The village of Genoa’s police chief has high hopes for a decent turnout at an April 5 meeting to organize a Block Watch program.

“The notices were sent out in water bills,” said Police Chief Bob Bratton. “We should have a good crowd – if the number of people who’ve told me they saw the notices in the water bills is any indication.”


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