The Press Newspaper
Once again the Lake Township trustees have gone on record opposing a proposal floated by Gov. John Kasich to lease the Ohio Turnpike to a private entity.
The trustees Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution against the leasing of the toll road, saying it could detrimentally affect township businesses in the I-280/turnpike corridor which benefit from the turnpike toll collection system.
A bill that prohibits the director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources from issuing a permit or lease agreement to remove oil or natural gas from Lake Erie has been introduced in the state legislature.
State Representative Nickie Antonio (D – Lakewood) introduced the bill, which supporters say is needed despite a federal ban on drilling in the Great Lakes being in effect.
Years ago, Oregon used to issue water advisories to residents restricting water usage when drought conditions prevailed during the summer months.
The city’s water plant had a capacity of just eight million gallons per day, so it wasn’t unusual for the city to try to limit water usage at the time, recalls Public Service Director Paul Roman.
The Benton-Carroll-Salem school board has scheduled a special meeting for Aug. 9 to decide on whether to place another request for millage on the ballot in November.
Voters last week turned down a 3.9-mill, 5-year operating levy that would have generated an additional $1.32 million annually for the Ottawa County school system.
Assistant county administrator named
The Wood County commissioners have appointed Joseph Fawcett of Bowling Green as the new assistant county administrator. Fawcett’s duties will include managing the county budget preparation process and monitoring appropriations, overseeing and supervising fiscal and clerical staff.
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