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        As of Oct. 19, approximately 6,293 cubic yards of soil have been excavated from the former Brush Berylium site near Luckey as part of a remedial project, according to an update by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

        The contractor, North Wind Portage, Inc., has been working in the southwest corner of the site near Luckey and Gilbert roads. The volume represents approximately 15 percent of the volume of waste estimated in the first phase area of the project and about 4 percent of the total volume estimated for cleanup of the entire site.

       In Ottawa County, a majority of the local ballot issues on the Nov. 6 ballot are renewal requests.

        One exception is a 1 percent, 5-year earned income tax request voters in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will decide.

        Oregon has completed the first phase of improvements to South Shore Veterans Park after gauging input from the public at several hearings this year.

        “We put in drainage tiles to improve drainage, and paved a 10-foot asphalt walking path that previously only had stones,” said Public Service Director Paul Roman. “There was a passive walking path that was just stone. I think through the years, there were weeds coming up, and there were some concerns about drainage.”

        Communities in Northwest Ohio, including Oregon, received millions in low-interest rate funds from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

        The funding will go toward improvements in wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and in other water quality improvements. The loans were approved between July 2 and Sept. 30.

        Oregon is receiving $2.7 million to repair sanitary sewer mainlines, laterals and manholes in the Moundview Park subdivision.

        Public Service Director Paul Roman said the city is currently working on the project in the Moundview Park subdivision off Woodville Road.

        A complaint filed with the Ohio Court of Claims by an Elmore resident requesting cell phone call records from several Woodmore school board members and administrators has been referred to mediation.

        Jeffery Clark, an attorney who was appointed special master in the case, issued the mediation notice Wednesday.

        Denise Paule, of W. Portage River Road South, filed a complaint earlier this month with the court after not receiving the requested records.



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