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Oregon has informed the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency that it is not violating laws that prohibit drilling wells in the right-of-way to monitor off-site contamination near Envirosafe Services of Ohio, Inc.

The Ohio EPA informed the city that it cannot install monitoring wells adjacent to Envirosafe on Otter Creek Road because a law prohibits drilling within 300 feet of hazardous and solid waste facilities if it is likely to impact the integrity of waste placement or any ancillary structures.

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Once again, Russell Lamp in on the trail of the Paravespula germanica and the Paravespula maculifrons.

Mr.  Lamp, an area entomologist, is again on the hunt for active yellowjacket colonies to find a source of venom for pharmaceutical firms which manufacture vaccines.

The Eastern yellowjacket (maculifrons) is one of the smaller yellowjackets - and one of the nastier types, he said last week.

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The Ottawa County Health Department has announced the clinic schedule for the week of Oct.13-17. Unless otherwise noted, all clinics are held at the health department offices, located at 1856 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Appointments may be made by calling 419-734-6800 or toll-free in Ottawa County at 1-800-788-8803.

Oct. 13 - Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Immunization Clinic, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Flu Clinic 8 a.m.-3;45 p.m.

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At Eastwood, Michael DeFalco played football and ran track. Now he wants to get back to his Italian lineage as a chef, and he’s getting a good start.

A grill cook at Biaggis Ristaurante Italiano at Levis Commons, DeFalco is planning to attend the French Culinary Institute in New York City and then study in Italy.

“I want to go because I have a passion for food, and it’s a real good school,” DeFalco said.

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They call him Mr. Piv.

That’s short for Pivoriunas because, frankly, it’s much easier to pronounce.

Eastwood High School guidance director Richard Pivoriunas said he’s been called Piv since grade school, so it doesn’t bother him at all.

Even the guys in his garage band – “the elder beer men” – call him Piv. He plays the acoustic guitar.

“We just play every Tuesday night, a bunch of guys,” Piv said. “We open up a garage and whoever walks by, they get a chance to listen.

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