Ceremony for marina improvements held
A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the dedication of recent renovations to the Middle Bass Island State Park marina.
The renovations began in 2001 and continued throughout much of the decade.
Fifty new temporary docks were installed for boaters, with some later modified for permanent use.
In 2006, a 20-site primitive campground was constructed. In 2008, an improvement project to the marina entrance, including a new channel and revetments, was completed followed the next year by a floating docks project.
A 100,000-gallon elevated water storage tank has also been installed and construction is scheduled this summer for staff housing.
Sean Logan, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, attended the dedication ceremony, which included a special recognition of former ODNR director Sam Speck.
The Wood County District Public Library will have another furlough for employees Aug. 1-8 due to budget constraints.
The district’s library in Bowling Green and the Walbridge branch as well as the bookmobile will be closed that week and employees will be on unpaid leave.
No library materials will be due during the closure.
The library took a furlough week in April and library officials said at the time a second furlough would probably be necessary.
The Ohio Library Council recently announced state funding for library systems was down 13 percent this year compared to 2009.
Ottawa County officials are recommending residents register for a free emergency notification service.
The service provides text message alerts in the event of an emergency or severe weather condition to mobile units or email address.
The service is provided by the county but normal text message fees from carriers may apply.
More information is available on the county’s emergency management agency website.
The Ottawa County Safety Council will meet July 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Davis Besse administrative building, 5501 W. State Route 2.
David Dewitz, Davis Besse safety specialist, is the scheduled speaker.
To register contact Denise Ventrone, (419) 898-6242, by July 19.