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After over 100 hours of surveying, Clay High School environmental science and biology teacher Dennis Slotnick says no evidence exists that the school’s wind turbine poses a threat to wildlife.

Slotnick said Ohio Department of Natural Resource protocols were used for the bird kill searches at the two Eisenhower turbines and the Clay turbine.

So far, only one red bat was found under the turbine last November. Slotnick says an independent searcher from the University of Toledo along with Clay students have found zero bird kills.

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Outgoing Oregon City Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Zalar said his replacement will face several challenges in the district, including garnering additional school funding, new state and federal mandates, and the state report cards.

“School funding will continue to be a challenge for public education,” said Zalar. “At some point in the near future, the district will need to secure additional operating funds or be forced to make some difficult decisions that will impact the quality of education for students.”

The district will also have to deal with new, unfunded, state and federal mandates being imposed on public education, he said.

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About 1,400 boaters, including 573 at Meinke Marina and 419 at Anchor Pointe Marina, are again able to navigate Cooley Canal to reach Lake Erie waters, thanks to the completion of a $300,000 dredging project.

That includes hundreds more that annually use Lucas County’s public dock on Cooley Canal, located in Jerusalem Township. 

The problem began last summer when boats were getting stuck on sandbars and had to be towed. The reason — lake levels have dropped, says Paul Ashburn, board member and officer for Anchor Pointe.

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Ottawa County’s coroner hasn’t been on the job and his deputy coroner has been handling the elected office duties.

The medical office staff of Dr. Daniel Cadigan of Catawba Island confirmed Tuesday he is out of the office for six weeks for personal reasons. Cadigan’s deputy coroner, Dr. David Bodie of Port Clinton, is handling coroner’s calls in his absence, the staff member said.

Cadigan, whose private number is not listed in the telephone book, wasn’t available for further comment.

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Representatives of The Home Depot have indicated they plan to attend this week’s meeting of the Troy Township trustees and offer more details about a planned distribution center the company is considering, Matthew Brinker, a trustee said.

The trustees will hold their regular meeting June 26 at 7 p.m. at the fire hall on Krotzer Avenue in the Village of Luckey.

In May, the township zoning commission approved site plans submitted by the company for about 150 acres located south of U.S. 20.

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