The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

        The state capital appropriations bill that passed last week in the Ohio House of Representatives will include funding for programs designed to help clean Lake Erie, State Senator Randy Gardner and Representative Steve Arndt said.

        House Bill 529 passed Wednesday in the House by a vote of 92-3 and now goes before the Senate Finance Committee.

        In addition to funding for historic preservation, tourism job development, lowering infant mortality and opiate addiction, school district renovations and other projects, two other provisions in the bill will benefit efforts to improve water quality, the legislators said.

        The second public meeting in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District to discuss levies on the May ballot is scheduled for March 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor High School auditorium.

        Superintendent Guy Parmigian and Cajon Keeton, district treasurer, will host the meetings.

        B-C-S voters will decide two operating levies on the ballot: a 1 percent income tax on earned income and a 3.89-mill property tax.

The Lake Township Zoning Commission has been directed to again hear a zoning request after improperly discussing it in executive session during its January meeting.

        Mark Hummer, township administrator, said he’s calling for the commission to reconsider the request after determining the Ohio Revised Code doesn’t allow commission members to go into executive session.

        Four members of Ohio’s congressional delegation have written to President Donald Trump, asking him to support nuclear power.

        In a letter dated Feb. 15, Democrats Marcy Kaptur, Marcia Fudge and Tim Ryan and Republican David Joyce write that the discovery of large deposits of natural gas and advancements in drilling technology, “have driven down the price of electricity generation from gas-fired power plants and undercut baseload generation at nuclear power plants.”

        The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments will host a meeting to discuss its water quality management plan and its draft agenda for Lake Erie March 7 at the Ottawa County Emergency Operations Center in Port Clinton.

        The meeting is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. The operations center is located at 315 Madison St.

        The Areawide Water Quality Management Plan, also known as the 208 plan from the section of the Federal Clean Water Act, is a major TMACOG policy document that outlines the region’s priorities for managing wastewater and its infrastructure as well as managing urban stormwater, agricultural runoff and septic systems.

 

 

roseanne

Will you watch the "Roseanne" spinoff "The Conners"?
740827527 [{"id":"283","title":"Yes, it will still be funny.","votes":"4","pct":18.18,"type":"x","order":"1","resources":[]},{"id":"284","title":"No, it would be like \"I Love Lucy\" without Lucy.","votes":"7","pct":31.82,"type":"x","order":"2","resources":[]},{"id":"285","title":"I never did watch it.","votes":"11","pct":50,"type":"x","order":"3","resources":[]}] ["#194e84","#3b6b9c","#1f242a","#37414a","#60bb22","#f2babb"] sbar 160 160 /component/communitypolls/vote/103-roseanne No answer selected. Please try again. Thank you for your vote. Answers Votes ...