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Easements won’t block bike trail, panel decides
After a review of easements along State Route 51and Martin-Williston Road, between state routes 51 and 163, it appears there is enough room for a bike path, according to minutes of the Sept. 12 committee meeting of the Friends of the North Coast Inland Bike Trail.

The Rails to Trails committee has been studying the feasibility of an Elmore to Genoa link of the bike trail.

Rich Hertzfeld, of Poggemeyer Design Group, said he’ll schedule a meeting with the Ohio Department of Transportation to discuss easements along Route 51 and Kevin Gladden, Genoa administrator, said he’ll meet with Clay Township trustees to discuss the situation on Martin-Williston.

The committee opted for a dedicated path off the roadway on Martin-Williston.

Hertzfeld informed the committee it isn’t clear what funding from ODOT and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be available. Committee members agreed, however, to have an application prepared for submission by January 2013.

The committee has scheduled its next meeting for Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. in Elmore.


Threat hearing scheduled
A pre-trial hearing in the case of an East Toledo man accused of posting a threatening message on a Facebook page has been scheduled for Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. in Perrysburg Municipal Court.

Robert J. Eye, 33, was charged by Lake Township Police with aggravated menacing and inducing panic after allegedly posting a threat last month against football players, coaching staff, and fans at Lake High School following the Flyers 70-26 loss to the Northwood Rangers.
 

Board going back to library for meetings
The Lake school board will hold future meetings in the Middle School library, Jeff Carpenter, district treasurer, said last week.

The board had met recently on the second floor of the new high school building but has decided the library, where its met in the past, provides easier access to the public.

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