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        Oregon City Council on Monday will consider passing three ordinances as part of the Pickle Road Storm Sewer Relief Ditch project and a multi-use bike path between Seaman and Brown roads.

        Public Service Director Paul Roman a committee of the whole meeting recommended that council accept the bid of Miller Bros. Construction, of Archbold, for construction of the Pickle Road Storm Sewer Relief Ditch project and the Seaman/Brown multi-use bike path.

        Miller Bros. submitted a bid of $2,397,766.85 for the ditch project, and $352,381.80 for the bike path.

        The Village of Genoa plans to invest in equipment and training for the police department if a 2-mill, 5-year levy is approved by voters on Nov. 7.

        Citing a loss of federal and state funding, village officials have prepared a list of equipment the department needs to replace, emphasizing that the additional revenue is not intended for police salaries.

        Parcels along Woodville Road in Lake Township being used to temporarily store piles of leaves for making compost don’t meet the township’s zoning requirements, according to a legal opinion provided to the township trustees.

        Solicitor Philip Dombey informed the trustees Tuesday that the owner of the parcels, Jim Mylnek, who also owns Woodville Road Nursery, must receive a zoning certificate from the township to operate the site as a transfer station for the leaf piles. To receive a certificate, the owner must have a stormwater management plan approved by the Wood County engineer’s office and install a buffer yard around the perimeter of the parcels.

        Imagine being deployed on the other side of the world away from your family and friends.

        That's the reality facing local residents who are currently serving in the armed forces and are stationed in the Middle East.

        A member of that group is Jerry Britt, the co-owner of Oak Harbor’s XakBee Electronics, who is currently stationed in Kuwait with the Ohio National Guard 371st Sustainment Brigade, which is based in Springfield, Ohio. Britt's business partner, Paul Stricker, an Oak Harbor resident, is sending out a care package to Britt and his unit and is seeking donations from the community.

         An opioid epidemic community forum is planned for Thursday, Oct. 26 in the auditorium of the Northwood Schools Arts, Athletics and Administration Building (the old high school), 500 Lemoyne Rd.

        The forum consists of a panel discussion that includes emergency care teams from Bay Park and Flower hospitals, a speaker from Team Recovery, which is in the process of opening up seven recovery centers, Oregon EMS first responders, and family members who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction, and a detective from Lake Township. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the panel discussion starting at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.




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