The Press Newspaper
Oak Harbor Library officials are planning to put their first levy on the ballot in November.
The proposed 1-mill levy would generate $368,424 annually for the library that has been struggling to meet community needs in the wake of cuts in state funding over the past five years.
A taxpayer with a home valued at $100,000 would pay about $35 a year in additional taxes, according to the Ottawa County auditor’s office.
Contracts set for first park to have lakefront access
Two engineering contracts were approved by the Toledo Area Metroparks for Howard Farms, its first park to have access to Lake Erie.
The 1,000 acre park, located on the current Howard Farms property west of Metzger Marsh in Jerusalem Township, will be unlike any other Metropark in that it will be the first located near Lake Erie’s coast. It will be the Metroparks largest park in its system, next to Oak Openings.
A manufacturing company that will employ up to 35 people plans to move into a building that will be constructed on Spartan Drive in Oregon.
Ed Harmon, chairman of Spartan Logistics, said it will cost $2.5 million to build the facility. The company, which he can’t yet name, is related to automotive manufacturing.
“I can’t divulge the name this week, but soon. We’re waiting to sign some documents. It will be a long term lease,” he said.
“It’s a good project. It will keep growing,” he added.
Oregon City Council on Monday approved an agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway Company for preliminary engineering services for the Cedar Point Road relocation project.
“It’s an agreement with Norfolk Southern for them to proceed with the city’s design as well as their costs for engineering,” said Oregon Public Service Director Paul Roman.
A rural Oak Harbor man accused of inducing panic with bomb threats to area schools, including two in Oak Harbor, remains in custody on a $250,000 bond.
Charles Tingler, 22, of North Leutz Road, Salem Township was returned to the Ottawa County Detention Facility following his initial appearance Monday in Ottawa County Municipal Court. He will be assigned a court appointed attorney and return for arraignment at 3 p.m. May 5, a court employee said.
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