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        Will the Nexus pipeline project be a revenue windfall for school districts and local governments along its 255-mile route?

        With a tax issue on the May 8 ballot, the Gibsonburg school administration is cautioning voters in the district to not look at the pipeline as a financial savior for the school system.

        Tim Murray, school superintendent, after a discussion with the Sandusky County auditor’s office, said he still has questions about how much the pipeline will generate in tax revenues and when they will be distributed.

       In Ottawa County, three area police departments will be asking for additional tax revenues on the May 8 ballot.

        Departments in the Village of Genoa and Clay and Carroll townships are each seeking voter approval of 2-mill levies.

        Clay Township police chief Terry Mitchell said routine operations for his department have stretched his budget since voters last approved more millage.

        Construction of a new $400 million solar module manufacturing facility in Lake Township is expected to begin by mid-2018 and full production will start by late 2019, First Solar, Inc. has announced.

        The company’s expansion plans call for a new 1-million-square-foot facility to produce its advanced thin film photovoltaic module. Five hundred jobs are expected to be created.

        Mark Hummer, Lake Township administrator, said the proposed building site is at the southeast corner of State Rt. 795 and Tracy Road.

Residents of the Gibsonburg Exempted Village School District plan to canvass the community April 28 with information about an income tax levy on the May ballot.

        Danielle Mason, a member of the Citizens for Better Schools, said volunteers plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the elementary school and will proceed in groups at 9 a.m. to neighborhoods throughout the village.

        The excavation of contaminated soil at the former Brush Beryllium site near the Village of Luckey began last Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a project update.

        Arleen Kreusch, an outreach program specialist for the Corps, said the material is being stockpiled on-site until there is enough to start sorting it. There are an estimated 14,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil in the area of the first phase of the remediation project, she said.




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