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With less revenue flowing into city coffers, Northwood is considering deeper budget cuts or the possibility of an increase in the income tax.
Oregon city council on Monday will vote to accept the final tap-in charges for the installation of a sanitary sewer that will serve several parcels in the area of Lallendorf Road and Cedar Point Development Park.
Jerusalem Township trustees want former Trustee Rodney Graffis to reimburse the township $20,174.04 that an audit in 2007 showed he had improperly received for health insurance coverage.
The special prosecutor in the case of Terri Camp, Woodville, who is seeking to have her driving privileges re-instated after being convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide, has asked the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court for a hearing continuance.
Christy Cole, who was appointed special prosecutor by Ottawa County Prosecutor Mark Mulligan, said Thursday she has filed a motion asking the court to re-schedule Camp’s hearing because of a scheduling conflict with her private practice.
Cole has also filed a motion with the court opposing Camp’s request.
Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters had scheduled a hearing on Camp’s request for Feb. 26.
On paper, Camp appears to be someone who has turned her life around and overcome past problems with alcohol.
Since her release from prison for a conviction in 1993 of aggravated vehicular homicide committed while driving drunk, she has earned the certification for becoming an optician and is employed by a Woodville optometrist. Camp, 45, has also been a participant in a 12-step program and completed the Healing, Encouraging, Abstinence, and Recovery Through Sobriety (HEARTS) program.
Terry Breymaier, president of Friends of Pearson Park, refers to the Metropark’s
300-acre north expansion as “one of the biggest conversation pieces in Oregon.”
Pearson North is in the process of being restored to its natural state as a swamp woods and open wetland by the Columbus-based Ohio Wetlands Foundation.
Pearson North, acquired in 2001, is beginning to show positive signs of becoming a wetland capable of attracting natural habitat, says OWF President Vincent E. Messerley.
Messerley said the oasis of trees, water and meadow provided by the area will be a natural stopover for birds, and meadows with wildflowers will provide important nectaring sources for butterflies and insects.
“We thought it had the highest chance of being a good wetland project to restore the Old Black Swamp and we settled on that,” Messerley said.
Since then, 100,000 trees, shrubs, and bushes have been planted in Pearson North.
“The ratio we used was 600 individual tree seedlings per acre and 100 shrubs per acre,” Messerley said. “We tried very hard to use native seed material from this area, or from Michigan or Indiana, and stay within this climate as much as possible.”
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