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        The vacated Tireman store at the former Woodville Mall site was razed on Monday. The Andersons and Elder-Beerman stores, the only buildings that remain on the property, are next.

        “The mall is finally coming down,” City Administrator Bob Anderson said to The Press last week. “Tireman no longer stands. Andersons is still up, but it’s next on the list. Most of the material has been removed from the interior. They are also still working inside the Elder-Beerman store. By the time the Andersons is torn down, Elder-Beerman will be ready.”

        Northwood City Council at a meeting earlier this month established the city as an Energy Special Improvement District (ESID).

        The designation allows the city to apply for low interest loans for energy efficient projects. Businesses can also apply for funding to invest in energy upgrades. The loans can cover a variety of energy projects, including high efficiency furnaces, windows and insulation, and alternative energy devices. It also allows repayment of the loan via property tax assessments over a period of years.

        IronUnits, a proposed $700 million hot briquetted iron (HBI) manufacturing facility in East Toledo, received a final air emissions permit-to-install from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency last week.

        The permit allows for the construction of the plant at the former Ironville Terminal on Front Street and Millard Avenue.

        The Ohio EPA permit includes conditions limiting total maximum air emissions to protect public health and the environment. Carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and greenhouse gas pollutants are expected to be emitted along with small quantities of other pollutants, according to the Ohio EPA. The plant will produce 2.48 million tons of hot briquetted iron per year.

         Oregon City Council on Monday approved a Special Use Exception request for the construction of a senior housing complex at 4436 Navarre Avenue, near the senior center.

        The applicant, Carol Keller sought the Special Use in an R-1 Low Density Residential Zoning District for the purpose of constructing the multiple family senior housing development.

        Previous plans for the project had been proposed for a different location earlier last year. That development was to be on three parcels on Munding Drive near Mercy St. Charles Hospital. The site was backed up to I-280 to the south, adjacent to the Orchard Villa nursing home.

         Oregon City Council on Monday approved a $144,000 contract with Tetra Tech, Inc., Toledo, to provide professional engineering services for the design of the Seaman Road Bridge and the Yarrow Street Bridge replacement projects.

        The city has received federal grants for the replacement of the bridges over Otter Creek through the Ohio Department of Transportation Municipal Bridge Program. ODOT will reimburse the city for 95 percent of the eligible construction costs up to a maximum of $652,156 for the Seaman Road Bridge, and $466,032 for the Yarrow Street Bridge.

 

 

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