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Gary Buck, a retired engineering technician and biologist with the Army Corps of Engineers, expects to have a permit this week for dredging Ward’s Canal, located in Metzger’s Marsh in Jerusalem Township.
This comes nearly a month after Lucas County officials celebrated the completion of the $300,000 dredging of Cooley Canal in Jerusalem Township. Because of that, about 1,400 boaters, including 573 at Meinke Marina, 419 at Anchor Pointe Marina, and hundreds more who use the public access ramps, are again able to navigate Cooley Canal to reach Lake Erie waters.
Former Oregon Councilman Michael Sheehy, who was recently picked to fill the 46th House District seat vacated by ex-State Rep. Matt Szollosi, said he will officially have his name removed from the November ballot for re-election to council next week.
Sheehy, a Democrat who had been on council since 1993, said a five member committee will then decide whether to find another candidate to be on the ballot.
This fall, all seven seats of council are up for grabs.
A report by an environmental organization on the condition of the beaches in the U.S., including the Great Lakes, paints a picture of a natural resource imperiled by climate change, failing infrastructure, algae, and invasive species.
Warm weather last year exacerbated conditions in the lakes that had already been deteriorating, according to the report, Testing the Waters, A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches, by the National Resources Defense Council.
Redfern says Law protects boaters from arbitrary searches
State Representative Chris Redfern (D- Catawba Island) said last week the legislature’s passage of House Bill 29 would do away with random searches of boats on Ohio’s waterways and subject such searches to the same laws and regulations established for motor vehicles in the state.
Oregon school board president P.J. Kapfhammer introduced the district’s new superintendent Dr. Lonny J. Rivera to city council on Monday, saying “He’s the guy for us.”
The school board recently approved a four year contract with Rivera to be the district’s new superintendent.
Rivera grew up in Bono in Jerusalem Township and is a lifelong resident of the Oregon area.
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