The Press Newspaper
A “green” opportunity for the Village of Oak Harbor turned faces red at a recent meeting of village council.
Newly-seated councilmember Sue Rahm was upset that an Efficiency Smart Schedule program turned down by council late last year was once again on the meeting agenda for approval.
When she asked why it was again on the agenda, Mayor Bill Eberle said he had it placed there.
National Guard halts turbine project at Camp Perry
A letter of intent to sue the Ohio National Guard and an on-going petition effort were enough to convince federal officials to at least temporarily halt plans for constructing a wind turbine at Camp Perry near Oak Harbor.
The American Bird Conservancy and Black Swamp Bird Observatory last week were praising the decision by the National Guard Bureau office in Maryland to withdraw a key finding to the project effective immediately.
AJ McKenzie, a fourth grade student at St. Kateri Catholic Academy, had just one thing to say about a doctor’s appointment he had this past year: “It was awesome!”
That’s because, for the first time since 2011, AJ found out he was completely cancer free. After being diagnosed with Burkett’s Lymphoma, AJ endured nine months of chemotherapy, spent countless days in the hospital and had routine blood work done to ensure his cancer had not returned. Now, AJ’s doctors finally said his cancer was in complete remission.
Tending to his animal refuge in Stony Ridge keeps Ken Hetrick busy as he and other owners of wild animals await a court decision that will impact their menageries.
Hetrick, the owner of Tiger Ridge Exotics, has said the costs of complying with a new state law requiring permits for owning certain animals and reptiles are too high for him to keep his refuge open.
“It’s out of reach for me,” he said. “They want insurance of $1 million. You can get insurance but not at a reasonable cost for what I do. It would cost thousands of dollars just to install the type of fencing required by the law.”
A group of local business owners gathered Wednesday with hopes of discussing bringing more arts based programs to East Toledo.
Led by District 3 Councilman Mike Craig, the focus of the meeting involved revitalizing Main Street.
“When I first came on, we were counting on the Marina District to help with developing,” said Craig. “But tonight, we’re going to shift things around and have Main Street help the Marina District.”