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        A resolution establishing pay rates for personnel that will be staffing Lake Township’s newly organized emergency medical service unit has been approved by the township trustees.

        The trustees Tuesday set the pay scale at $11.75 per hour for part-time emergency medical technicians, $12.50 for EMT- Intermediate and $15 for paramedics.

        At a previous meeting, the trustees approved the hiring of Kevin Sanders, a lieutenant and paramedic with the fire department, as the township’s EMS coordinator.

        Oregon City Council on Monday approved the purchase and installation of two monument signs with electronic messaging centers at the city’s municipal complex.

        The contract amount to Reason Sign Company, 2115 Loxley Road, Toledo, was $58,750.

        The city provided specifications to three vendors, and Reason Sign Company provided the best quote.

        The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public information meeting and hearing on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Waite High School regarding a draft air emissions permit for an iron briquette manufacturing facility in Toledo.

        The IronUnits plant plans to locate on the former Ironville Terminal Brownfield site at Front Street and Millard Avenue in East Toledo.

       The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has opted to take a different course in how the electrical  industry should address potential supply threats to the nation’s power grid, rejecting a proposal by the Department of Energy to set pricing rules that compensate coal and nuclear-powered generators for on-site storage of fuel.

        The DOE’s proposal stemmed from a department study that raised questions about the grid’s capacity when stressed by natural disasters. The problem is compounded by the retirement of nuclear and coal-powered plants.

        A bill he co-sponsored to clarify speed limit laws is needed to prevent over-reach by municipal  jurisdictions, State Representative Mike Sheehy, D – Oregon, said last week.

        HB 219 unanimously passed out of the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee in November and Sheehy, the ranking Democrat, and other committee members are awaiting word from House leadership for scheduling a floor vote.




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