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        The Woodmore school board will invite a member of the state legislature to the board’s October meeting to discuss the tax ramifications the Nexus pipeline will have on the school district, board president Sean Rizor, said Thursday.

        Rizor said the board is seeking more information about how much tax revenues the district will receive once the pipeline is operating; but board members are also concerned districts along the pipeline route will have their revenues from the pipeline offset by a reduction in state funding.

        The need for replacing a 1-mill, 10-year levy on the Nov. 6 ballot that funds the Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board is apparent when one sees the scourge of the opiate problem and other related issues, Tom Clemons, the board’s executive director, told the Lake Township trustees last week.

        The replacement levy would generate about $3.26 million annually – a little more than a third of the ADAMHS budget for services.

         After a slow start during the relatively cool spring, ground-nesting yellow-jackets and bald or white-faced hornets have been busy building large hives this summer, according to Russell Lamp, an entomologist and owner of Integrated Pest Control.

        “They’re catching up. We’re finding some sizeable hornet nests up in the trees – basketball size and larger,” he said.

By Larry Limpf

News Editor

        The owner of a parcel on land along Latcha Road near I-280 has offered to donate the land to Lake Township as a site for an early-warning weather siren, Richard Welling, a township trustee, informed the board of trustees Tuesday.

        Welling said a siren at the site would benefit residents in the southern portion of the township, which has no siren south of State Rt. 795.

     Letters have been mailed to about 900,000 retail customers of FirstEnergy Solutions, notifying them of the pending sale of their accounts to Exelon Corp.

        If the sale is approved, the accounts will switch to Exelon in the coming months under the same terms and without interruption of service, the notices say.




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