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One lucky customer will have 80 seconds to race through Gladieux Home Center, fill a cart full of home improvement products and walk away with it when the Gladieux family celebrates 80 years in business Saturday, Oct. 20.

According to Ron Gladieux Jr., the company was founded in 1938, near the end of the Great Depression. Herbert and Leo Gladieux formed a partnership – one had a dump truck, the other had $50. Together they started selling and delivering coal under the name Gladieux Coal Company.

        A .25-mill, five-year levy, known as Issue 17, will be on the November 6 ballot in Jerusalem Township.

        The levy is needed to fund development of new property the township purchased for Oakwood Cemetery, which is nearly full, according to trustees.

        “Ohio law mandates that each township provide a cemetery. So we’re doing what we have to do,” said Trustee David Bench.

        The cemetery, established in 1912, is on Brown Road, between Decant and Cousino roads.

        Last year, the township was able to purchase land from an adjacent property owner, according to Trustee Mark Sattler.

        “Now we have enough property to double the size of the cemetery so we can provide for burial space for decades to come,” he said.

        There are costs to develop the property, he added.

        Oregon City Council last week approved a liquor permit for Chipotle Mexican Grill, which plans to open this year at 2924 Navarre Avenue.

        The restaurant is currently renovating the building, previously a Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurant at the intersection of Navarre Avenue and Harbor Drive.

        The liquor permit had previously been reviewed by the city’s building and zoning department, the finance director, the tax commissioner, and the police and fire chiefs. None found reasons to object to the liquor permit request.

        Two building permits for the restaurant have also been approved by the city.

        The popular franchise will be the first in Northwest Ohio to have a drive-through window.

        Final costs for the Toussaint Creek improvement project are $235,127 less than the original estimate, according to figures from the project’s joint board of supervisors.

        Bills have been mailed to 5,102 parcel owners in Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood counties, said Mike Libben, program administrator for the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District.

        The project cost $622,484 and was completed in June. The estimated cost was $857,127.

        With its Oct. 4 ruling against the group backing the “Keep the Jail in Downtown Toledo” citizens initiative, the Ohio Supreme Court has suddenly transformed the decision-making process in the state’s initiatives, Terry Lodge, an attorney representing an environmental group behind the Lake Erie Bill of Rights initiative, said last week.

        “The decision in our case was overshadowed by the ruling by the Supreme Court in the jail initiative, he said. “Now a two-thirds vote of a city or village council is needed to put something on the ballot, based on a narrow 4-3 ruling.”



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