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Toledo City Council unanimously approved a Special Use Permit (SUP) for a new convenience store in East Toledo, despite opposition from the Toledo City Plan Commission.

The building, at 2346 Seaman Street, where the store will operate, has been vacant for years. Additional parcels at the site, which abuts a residential neighborhood on Van Buren Street, include 2340 and 2344 Seaman Street.

Built in 1912, the two-story brick building with apartments housed at one time a neighborhood candy store.

Developers of the Oregon Clean Energy project want to build a second natural gas-fired electric generating plant in the city, according to city officials.

It would be similar to the Oregon Clean Energy plant, an 800 megawatt gas-fired electric generating plant currently under construction at 816 Lallendorf Rd.

The second plant, described as an “expansion,” would be located next to Oregon Clean Energy.

Developers William Siderewicz, a managing partner of North America Project Development LLC, a Boston based energy group, and William Martin, also a managing partner with the development firm, have already contacted the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, according to Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley.

Oregon City Council recently amended the city’s contract with the Oregon Senior Center that reallocates funding to meet the changing needs of seniors.

In November 2013, voters approved a five-year 0.5-mill property tax levy to expand senior center services in the city. The revenue provides enhanced services to the senior center.

Following passage of the levy, the city allocated revenue toward certain senior services, including transportation, nutrition, medical screening, support services, health and wellness, fellowship and/or family respite, recreation and socialization.

The amendment included a drop in some of those services, while others, such as transportation, went up.

Landowners along the Toussaint Creek who are being assessed for the costs of a major clean-up of the creek will have a chance to voice their objections April 11 during a special meeting of the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners.

The board will meet at 2 p.m. at the Luckey Farmers office, 1200 W. Main Street, Woodville, to review and hear objections to the Joint County Toussaint Creek Improvement Project.

The project began with a petition in 2014 in Wood County and will cover about 34 miles of the creek from Sugar Ridge Road in Wood County and proceed through Sandusky County to Benton-Carroll Road in Ottawa County.

Soil and Water Conservation District technicians walked the creek during the winter of 2014-15 and observed elevated water levels due to log jams.

An East Toledo Family Center initiative, One Voice for East Toledo, will be honored on Monday as the top volunteer group in the Northwest Ohio region by ServeOhio.

One Voice is one of six initiatives from across the state being honored by ServeOhio, an Ohio commission on service and volunteerism. ServeOhio is active with events such as Global Youth Service Day and organizations like United Way.

“Serve Ohio recognizes that volunteerism and service improves lives in Ohio every minute of every day,” ServeOhio Executive Director William Hall said. “We are honored to celebrate the impact of everyday citizens who reach beyond themselves to help their neighbors and communities – shaping who we are as individuals and a state.”


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