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Several local projects are included in a revised list of water quality improvement projects seeking funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) – the so-called stimulus bill.
Chris Korelski, Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, said the U.S. EPA has approved the state’s plan detailing how ARRA funds would be used and how projects would be selected.
The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments is hosting a reception for Ottawa County members June 30 at the Schedel Arboretum & Gardens in Elmore.
Larry Fletcher, executive director of the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau, will discuss efforts to promote Lake Erie tourism.
The reception will be from 5-7 p.m.
Genoa Bank and Owens Community College are sponsoring the event.
Spending cuts totaling about $192,000 have been approved by the Woodmore school board as it prepares for placing an emergency operating levy on the August ballot.
Superintendent Jane Garling said the cuts will remain in place even if voters don’t approve the ballot issue.
Last week, the board approved not replacing a teacher retiring at the elementary school and eliminating two teaching positions at the school. The elementary guidance counselor position is being reduced from 185 days to 120.
Northern Lakes League commissioner Larry Morrison, spokesperson for the newly formed Northern Buckeye Conference, said a quote in last week’s issue of The Press stating the NBC had “put a letter out for applicants (for commissioner)” is incorrect.
Morrison added that Suburban Lakes League member Elmwood, which has not been invited to join the NBC, held a meeting to discuss its options. However, he was unaware whether SLL member Gibsonburg, also not invited to join the NBC, was in attendance. The Press regrets the error.
The Woodville Planning Commission is recommending changes to the village zoning ordinance covering the definition of home offices and home-based businesses.
The commission’s recommended definition of a home office is: A secondary use of a residential dwelling for professional office activities. Typically the office use would be ancillary to business activity conducted elsewhere. Residences of accountants, architects, artists, authors, clergy, landscape architects, lawyers, professional engineers, professional land surveyors, real estate agents, teachers or similar professions are examples of such use where the office would not involve use of special equipment or vehicles. A zoning permit is not required for this property use.
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