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        The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $4,556,900 to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to improve the water quality of the state’s rivers and streams.

       The funding is awarded under the Clean Water Act, which authorizes the EPA to provide grant money to states to implement nonpoint pollution control programs. Nonpoint source pollution, unlike pollution from industrial and sewage treatment plants, comes from land runoff, precipitation, drainage and other diffuse sources. Nonpoint pollution is caused by rainfall or snowmelt moving over and through the ground. As the runoff moves, it picks up and carries away natural and human-made pollutants before being deposited into lakes, rivers, wetlands, and ground waters.

         Oregon City Council last week approved a Special Use Permit that allows commercial vehicle and semi-trailer parking at 1010 N. Wynn Road.

        The applicant was Clarence Brooks Jr., of Asphalt Materials, Inc., the owner, Robert McDonald.

        A public hearing on the matter was held on Oct. 23 that was extended to Monday.

        “It was continued today so they could give us a more accurate site plan,” said Jim Gilmore, commissioner of building/zoning.

        The Oregon Planning Commission at a public hearing on Sept. 19 voted 5-0 to recommend the Special Use Permit in an A-1 Agricultural zoned district with the condition that council could specify the designated area for the trailer parking.

        Louis S. Kovacs beat three contenders on Tuesday to become the new municipal court judge in Oregon.

        He replaces Oregon Municipal Court Judge Jeffrey B. Keller, who is retiring.

        Friction continues between the chairman of the Ottawa County Board of Building Standards and the administration of the county’s health department and some members of its board.

        In a recent letter to township trustees throughout the county, Larry Durivage, who chairs the building standards board, urges them to take a more pro-active role in the appointment process of health board members.

        Lake Township officials plan to have a township-staffed paramedic emergency medical service department operating in the first quarter of 2018, ending a contract for service personnel with LifeStar.

        Voters in the township on Nov. 7 overwhelmingly approved a 1-mill property tax levy that will generate about $230,204 annually for the 24/7 service. A 0.8-mill levy already on the tax duplicate also helps fund the service.

        Mark Hummer, township administrator, said meetings with LifeStar executives are being scheduled for next week to prepare an exit strategy for the township.




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