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        A bill to allocate more funding for reducing phosphorus levels in Lake Erie will be sent to Gov. John Kasich by the end of this month, State Sen. Randy Gardner, R- Bowling Green, said.

        The Senate voted 33-0 Wednesday on Senate Bill 299, sponsored by Gardner, and a companion bill, sponsored by Steven Arndt, R – Port Clinton, is pending in the House finance committee.

       About 345 cubic yards of soil were excavated by May 24 from a lagoon at the former Brush Beryllium site near the Village of Luckey and placed in a feed pile until enough soil is available for processing, Arleen Kreusch, an outreach program specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said last week in an update of the project.

        Excavation work is currently focused in the southeast corner of the site along Gilbert Road.

       A second round of seeking contract bids for repaving sections of Ayers and Millbury roads by the Lake Township trustees yielded two bids from contractors

        The trustees Tuesday opened bids from Expercon, Toledo, for $343,828 and from Bowers Asphalt, Walbridge, for $286,924.

        The bids will be reviewed by Dan McLargin, road supervisor, before a contract is awarded, Mark Hummer, township administrator, said.

        Oregon City Council this month will consider approving an agreement with the Lake Erie Foundation to fund up to one third of the cost of Phase 2 of the Lake Erie Economic Impact Analysis and Western Lake Erie Report Card.

        Lucas County, Toledo and Oregon would each provide one-third of the funding for the project.

        “There was an analysis that quantified challenges to the lake about a year ago, which was Phase 1,” said Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley.

        A bill authorizing income tax credits for volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians would help compensate them for out-of-pocket expenses and lost wages, a chief with the Lindsey Volunteer Fire Department recently testified before a committee of the state legislature.

        Jason Conklin was one of nine persons to offer testimony May 22 before the House Ways and Means Committee in support of House Bill 575.




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