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        The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) has awarded $3.5 million in funding for 21 additional projects in its ongoing Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative.

        HABRI is a statewide response to the threat of harmful algal blooms that arose out of the 2014 Toledo drinking water crisis, where elevated levels of the algal toxin microcystin in Lake Erie threatened water supplies for more than 500,000 people in Northwest Ohio.

In 19 Northwest Ohio and two Southeast Michigan counties, there were 80 opiate deaths in 2013, 145 in 2014, 215 in 2015 and 288 in 2016.

In those same 21 counties, there were only eight opiate deaths in 2010, one in 2011 and three in 2012.

Kyle Clark, prevention education director of the Wood County Educational Service Center (WCESC), says we need to change how we think about opiate addicts.

“We need to stop thinking about this as a behavioral problem — 'it’s an individual or a guy far down under the bridge in the 60s.’ We have to accept this as a brain disease and as soon as we do we can put an end to this disease. That’s where we (WCESC) come in.”

        The Lake Township trustees will consider a zoning request from a Woodville Road business owner on March 6 at 6 p.m.

        James Mlynek, owner of Woodville Road Nursery, is seeking to change two parcels on the other side of the road from his business from R-2 residential to B-2 general commercial. He’s been using the property as a transfer station for piles of leaves that he composts at his nursery.

        Options under consideration to supply water for its approximately 6,500 customers in northern Wood County will be discussed by officials of the Northwestern Water and Sewer District at a public forum Feb. 15.

        The meeting will be held at the Quality Inn, 10612 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, and start at 6:30 p.m.

        The district is currently exploring long-term options, said Theresa Pollick, a district spokesman, including joining the Toledo Area Water Authority or utilizing other water sources in Wood County.


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