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The board of trustees of the Wood County District Public Library plans to seek bids in June for an addition to the Walbridge Library branch.

The board may award a contract as early as July, Michael Penrod, library director, said and construction is expected to take about eight or nine months.

The renovated building will have two front facades – one along Main Street and one facing north. A new front entrance will be located at the northwest corner of the building.

A public hearing for a zoning change application on South Wheeling Street will be held on June 27 in Oregon City Council chambers at 8 p.m.

Marvin Dabish is applying for a zoning change from C-1 Neighborhood Commercial to C-2 General Commercial Zoning at 410 South Wheeling Street, the former site of a Pharm store.

Dabish said he plans to remodel the building and make it into a commercial complex.

Dabish, a businessman who at one time served on Oregon City Council, said he plans to lease the building.

The Village of Oak Harbor honored a former village solicitor for his civic contributions to the community by planting an Oak tree during the annual Arbor Day celebration on May 18.

The tree was planted in Adolphus Kraemer Park to recognize Charles H. Graves, who served as village solicitor in 1898 and was elected to the office of Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney in 1900 and 1903.

Graves was instrumental in the founding of the First National Bank of Oak Harbor in 1903, serving as vice president and president.

He was elected Ohio Secretary of State in 1910 and re-elected in 1912. Graves died in August 1940 and is buried in Oak Harbor Cemetery.

Village and county officials attended the ceremony.

The village has been recognized 27 times as a Tree City USA community.

For information about the village tree commission call 419-898-5561.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency last week released a draft of the Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement Implementation Plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025.

The draft is Ohio’s plan for implementing the Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement, signed last June by Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, with Michigan and Ontario, with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 20 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025. The plan gives Ohio a two-year jump start on U.S. EPA’s and Environment and Climate Change Canada’s deadline to develop a state Domestic Action Plan required under the bi-national Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

Hello Folks, 

(May 19) The Midwest did come through for me — yesterday — on my ride from Allegan to Three Rivers, Michigan.

A cloudless sky with nothing but blue, temperatures into the mid 60’s, and a tailwind that I haven’t felt in months it seems — one that lasts and stays at your back.

The ride from Ludington to Whitehall a few days ago was also sunny but quite brisk — I stayed bundled the whole time. On that ride I was on familiar ground cruising along one of my favorite Michigan Rail Trails — the Hart-Montague; it is one of my choice fall rides.

road construction delays

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