The Press Newspaper
Plans to extend an electric transmission line to serve a new substation at St. Charles Mercy Hospital are at an impasse, according to Trent Smith, regional president of Toledo Edison.
Smith, who spoke at an Oregon council meeting on Oct. 26, said the stalemate is due to the city’s desire to have poles and lines that are aesthetically appealing, which increases the cost of the project.
The city had initially preferred an underground line, but it was later deemed too expensive.
Steel poles, which don’t have the unsightly guide wires that wood poles have for support, were also expensive.
“In my years of working for First Energy and Toledo Edison, this is one of the more challenging projects that we have come across,” said Smith. “When I say we, I mean the city, Toledo Edison as well as St. Charles,” said Smith. “There’s been a great amount of teamwork, a great amount of communication. Unfortunately, we have reached a little bit of an impasse.”
An autopsy on the body of a woman found in Lake Erie near Oak Harbor has determined the cause of death but law enforcement officials Thursday said they weren’t disclosing how she died until the investigation has proceeded further.
The City of Toledo awarded two grants to upgrade the façade of two buildings on Main Street in East Toledo.
Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner announced the grants at a press conference on Tuesday.
The Merrit Building, at 113 Main Street, and the Friedman Building, at 117 Main Street, need new roofs, windows and a coat of paint, according to Bob Krompak, economic development specialist with Neighborhood Housing Services. NHS informs commercial property owners of eligible grants, helps with grant applications, provides consultation and arranges financing and technical assistance.
The Merrit Building was completely unusuable, he said, as were the second and third floors of the Friedman Building.
“They needed general façade work to upgrade the look of the buildings,” he said.
Court rules in favor of lakefront landowners
By Larry Limpf
The legal argument over where Lake Erie shoreline property becomes private land shifted in favor of land owners with the 11th Ohio District Court of Appeals ruling property lines change with the water level.
The court ruled last week the land beneath the water is open to the public and lakefront property residents own the land above the waterline.
The ruling essentially upholds a ruling by the Lake County Commons Pleas Court in December, 2007.
“By setting the boundary at the water’s edge, we recognize and respect the private property rights of littoral owners, while at the same time, provide for the public’s use of the waters of Lake Erie and the land submerged under those waters, when submerged. The water’s edge provides a readily discernible boundary for both the public and littoral landowners,” the appeals court wrote.
Former Jerusalem Township Trustee Ray Cedoz was remembered
last week as a trustee who cared about his community, and had a common sense approach to running the township.
Cedoz died Monday, Nov. 9, of pneumonia. He was 75-years-old.
Cedoz, a lifelong resident of the township, had battled cancer for a long time, according to his wife, Jeanette, whom he had been married to for 56 years.
As trustee, Cedoz was passionate about the township and was widely known for listening to both sides of an issue.
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