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Forum to discuss lake’s algae problem

A public forum will be held July 10 to discuss Ohio’s new Healthy Lake Erie Fund. Participants can offer input on solutions to resolving the lake’s algae problems.

The forum will be held at 4 p.m. at the Lake Erie Regional Welcome Center in Ottawa County.

State Representative Randy Gardner will host the forum with invited guests Director Jim Zehringer, Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Director David Daniels of the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Nally.

“No issue is more important to the environmental and economic health of our region than protecting Lake Erie,” Gardner said.   “The new Healthy Lake Erie Fund can be an important next step in helping to solve the algal bloom problems that have been getting worse in recent years.  This is an opportunity for the public to become additionally involved in being part of the solution.”

Reservations are not necessary but those wishing to provide suggestions to Rep. Gardner and members of the governor’s cabinet are asked to provide written comments.

New B-C-S superintendent
The Benton-Carroll-Salem school board has completed the search for a new superintendent and chosen Dr. Guy Parmigian, who was the Curriculum and Career Technology Director at Greenville City Schools in Greenville, O.

Dr. Guy Parmigian

The board started with a field of more than 25 candidates and finished by conducting extensive background and reference checks.

Dr. Parmigian has had many responsibilities at Greenville, including assistant high school principal to special education and the implementation of intervention programs.

In conjunction with the Darke County Workforce Development office, he met with many area businesses to better match the skills of the students in the school district with those required by area employers.

“It will be a privilege to serve the students, families and community of BCS schools.  I will do my best to work with all district stakeholders to build for the future.  I will be guided by the fact that students are job number one,” he said.

Road work
Ottawa County Engineer David Brunkhorst said construction work will close Toussaint East Road, from State Route 19 to State Route 2, starting July 18.

Work is expected to be completed Aug. 16.

No vehicles will be permitted on the road during the construction.

Safety board to meet 
The Utility Radiological Safety Board of Ohio will meet at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station Administration Building on July 9 at 10:30 a.m.




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