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Oregon City Councilwoman Sandy Bihn last Monday slammed the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for telling the public at an information session that an iron manufacturing facility planned in East Toledo would be the only one of its kind in the country. Bihn said there is a similar one in Texas that has several lawsuits filed against it due to pollution and noise.

The Ohio Auditor last week issued a finding for recovery for public monies totaling $650 against the former clerk of the City of Northwood and in favor of the city’s general fund.

Julie Jagodzinski was fired from the city for performance reasons in July of 2016. She was indicted by the Wood County grand jury last year for two counts of theft, one count of tampering with records and one count of tampering with evidence.

        Mark Stahl, an Ottawa County commissioner, last week told an Ohio senate committee in written testimony that current utility regulations are pushing the state toward a heavy reliance on a single energy source – natural gas – along with subsidized renewable sources.

        Stahl wrote to the senate’s Public Utilities Committee, which is considering a bill that would allow a utility to recover costs for zero-emissions nuclear credits from its customers.

        The Northwestern Water and Sewer District expects to complete a project this year to replace water service lines containing lead.

        The district board of trustees in December approved a resolution to contract with Speer Brothers, Sandusky, for $883,365 to replace lines in the district’s service area covering the northern part of Wood County.

The Ottawa County Prosecutor, the Ottawa County Coroner and the Port Clinton Police Department have issued an opiate overdose advisory effective immediately. Within the past seven days, there have been five reported opiate overdoses in Ottawa County. Three of the suspected overdoses have resulted in death. Based upon the recent trend, it is suspected that a batch of opiates is circulating within Ottawa County that is much more potent than usual.

The suspected overdoses are currently being investigated through a joint effort of the Ottawa County Drug Task Force, Port Clinton Police Department and the Ottawa County Coroner’s Office.

 

 

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