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For Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton, this weekend was one for starting yet another report.
 
Like other members of the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association, Sheriff Bratton is preparing a compilation of his department’s operations, including its responsibilities in the event of a security problem at the Davis Besse Nuclear Power Station.
 
Behind the facts and figures of his report will be a passion Sheriff Bratton has for an issue that’s been weighing on his mind for the better part of a year – the state’s deteriorating financial situation and its impact on local law enforcement.

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Oregon Mayor Marge Brown and some members of city council last Monday said they were against a proposal to expand the TARTA bus system for all of Lucas County that would be funded by a sales tax instead of the current property tax,

A study from a consultant hired by TARTA recommended in February that a half-cent sales tax would provide service expansion and financial stability to Lucas County, including Oregon.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is considering exempting Lake Erie projects from the requirement for mandatory public hearings.

The rule is one of three water quality rules drafted by the Ohio EPA that protect lakes, rivers, streams and other surface water bodies from pollution.

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A mower that had run across exposed dry sediment in a lagoon near the Brush Wellman plant in Elmore is believed to be the cause of a violation of the company’s air pollution permit, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says.

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The Wood County Commissioners are enlisting the help of local officials to oppose increases in state fees for municipal solid waste and construction/demolition debris disposed at landfills.

In a letter to State Representative Randy Gardner and State Senator Mark Wagner that was forwarded to local elected officials in the county, the commissioners argue against the proposed increases, calling them “…another tax on our citizens.”

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