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        IronUnits, a proposed $700 million hot briquetted iron (HBI) manufacturing facility in East Toledo, received a final air emissions permit-to-install from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency last week.

        The permit allows for the construction of the plant at the former Ironville Terminal on Front Street and Millard Avenue.

        The Ohio EPA permit includes conditions limiting total maximum air emissions to protect public health and the environment. Carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and greenhouse gas pollutants are expected to be emitted along with small quantities of other pollutants, according to the Ohio EPA. The plant will produce 2.48 million tons of hot briquetted iron per year.

         Oregon City Council on Monday approved a Special Use Exception request for the construction of a senior housing complex at 4436 Navarre Avenue, near the senior center.

        The applicant, Carol Keller sought the Special Use in an R-1 Low Density Residential Zoning District for the purpose of constructing the multiple family senior housing development.

        Previous plans for the project had been proposed for a different location earlier last year. That development was to be on three parcels on Munding Drive near Mercy St. Charles Hospital. The site was backed up to I-280 to the south, adjacent to the Orchard Villa nursing home.

         Oregon City Council on Monday approved a $144,000 contract with Tetra Tech, Inc., Toledo, to provide professional engineering services for the design of the Seaman Road Bridge and the Yarrow Street Bridge replacement projects.

        The city has received federal grants for the replacement of the bridges over Otter Creek through the Ohio Department of Transportation Municipal Bridge Program. ODOT will reimburse the city for 95 percent of the eligible construction costs up to a maximum of $652,156 for the Seaman Road Bridge, and $466,032 for the Yarrow Street Bridge.

        Two agricultural organizations are claiming that fees from a checkoff program are being misspent by the Ohio Beef Council.

        The Organization for Competitive Markets and Ohio Farmers Union last week released a study that says the funds are being funneled through the council to the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and its political action committee, which uses the money to influence elections and legislation.

        An enterprise zone agreement for a medical marijuana facility to be constructed in the Village of Gibsonburg provides a 75 percent abatement on property taxes for 10 years on the planned 55,000-square-foot facility.

        The Sandusky County commissioners last week approved the agreement with the village and Standard Wellness Co., a Hudson-Ohio company that is planning to invest about $7.2 million in a building to house its manufacturing operations and administration office.



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