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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will host public meetings next month to gather input from the public on proposed rules for managing construction and improvement projects along the Lake Erie shoreline.

The proposed rule changes to the Ohio Administrative Code reflect a new policy for managing the state’s coastal lands announced last summer by Gov. Ted Strickland.

One area the governor’s policy addresses is that of what rights property owners along the lake shoreline with valid deeds have.

Cardinal Stritch High School has terminated the contract of newly hired head football coach Andre Hampton after an internal investigation of what the school administration is calling “illegal financial activity.”

The school, in a statement issued Thursday, said it was cooperating with the Oregon Police Department which was conducting an “ongoing investigation into the matter.”

School officials declined to comment further on the investigation.

The Genoa school board last week passed a resolution to place a 1.9-mill, 28-year bond issue on the November ballot to fund the local share of construction costs for a new elementary school building and renovations to the high school.

If approved by voters, the issue would generate about $5.23 million for the project, which will also be funded by $13.7 million from the Ohio School Facilities Commission and a $6.2 million credit the Genoa district has with the OSFC.

The Oregon Plan Commission last month approved zoning change requests for property on Navarre Avenue to make way for a proposed $10 million senior housing project just west of Little Sisters of the Poor.

Plan commission members Mayor Marge Brown, Joe Gajdostick, Tom Susor, and Rick Orovitz voted in favor of a zoning change from R-1 Low Density Residential Zoning District to R-3 Multiple-Family at 4744 Navarre Avenue. Member Scott Winckowski was opposed.

All members voted in support of a zoning change from R-1 Low Density Residential Zoning District to C-5 Navarre Avenue Business District on a nearby parcel at 4700 Navarre Avenue that is needed for the development.

A two-faced kitten born about two weeks ago in a shop off Woodville Road died last Wednesday.

Mike Tawil, owner of Woodville Auto Finance, across from the Woodville Mall in Northwood, was crestfallen by its death.

He noticed the kitten had appeared to be weak Wednesday evening.

“It seemed tired. The mother was wandering around the garage. We realized that it wasn’t going to make it, and saw it die,” said Tawil.

He plans to sell the body for about $700 to a medical oddities museum in California for display, and donate the money to charity.

While some might have considered the kitten’s deformity grotesque, Tawil called it a blessing.


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