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Oregon City Council Aug. 10 unanimously approved a major change in a site plan to allow an expansion of a nursing home, Heartland of Oregon, at 3953 Navarre Avenue.
The change was to an existing conditional use exception in an R-4 Planned Residential District for the purpose of increasing the total building area of more than 10 percent of the nursing home, according to Jim Gilmore, commissioner of building and zoning inspection.
“It’s considered a major chance, which needs approval from the planning commission and also city council,” said Gilmore.
The proposal is for two additions, he said.
The Northwood Plan Commission last Monday voted 6-0 against recommending to city council a zoning change for a proposed senior housing complex on Curtice Road near Wise Street in the central area between Lemoyne and Bradner roads following intense opposition from area residents.
The Commission voted 3-2, with one abstention, in favor of a zoning change request for a proposed 64-lot single family housing subdivision at the same site.
The city will schedule public hearings on both matters before they go before council for final action.
Some people might think they know all about Jessica Pribanic just from taking
one long look at her.
Sure, there are a lot of blonde-haired, blue-eyed Hooters Girls across the country, but none quite like the 24-year-old Pribanic. The 5-4, 114-pound Sandusky native, who has lived in Oregon for more than a year, is more than just a pretty face.
After graduating from Sandusky High School in three years, Pribanic graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in liberal studies.
“I had a triple focus in philosophy, psychology and sociology,” she said. “I put myself through college working at Hooters, so I didn’t have student loans to pay off. I’ve worked at Hooters for six years and it has paid off.
Jerusalem Township Trustees Aug. 11 voted unanimously to place a 3.5-mill levy for one year on the November 3 ballot to fund sheriff patrols in the township.
On July 28, trustees Joe Gray and Rodney Graffis voted in favor of putting a levy on the ballot. Following a special meeting to gauge public opinion on the matter on Aug. 6, Gray said he would vote at the Aug. 11 trustee meeting to rescind his motion to vote for the levy because it lacked support from the packed crowd of 125 residents.
Gray did rescind his motion, then voted with Graffis and Trustee Joe Kiss in favor of putting the 3.5-mill levy on the ballot.
Gray said he changed his mind because voters in the township should have the opportunity to decide on the levy.
The Army Corps of Engineers plans to conduct soil sampling and related surveys later this year at the former Brush Beryllium site near the Village of Luckey as part of an ongoing remedial program for the 40-acre parcel located at 21200 Luckey Road.
“Later this year, we will further define the extent of the FUSRAP-related soil contamination on the site by performing soil sampling and geophysical and topographic surveys,” Lenhardt said, adding results from the testing will provide the Corps with the necessary data to enter what is called the remedial design phase of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).