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        Oregon wants to remind residents that solicitors are required to get a permit issued by the city before they go door to door to sell products and services. The long held policy is to help protect residents from scam artists.

        At a recent council meeting, a resident said a salesman came to his door without a permit.

        Fred Gerke, of N. Eastmoreland, said he had asked the solicitor to show his permit.

        “He said I should call the police because he was on record at the department. I asked him again. He said he didn’t have it but had a card. I said `No. I want to see your photo.”’

        Gerke said few residents know that solicitors must have permits with photo IDs.

        Oregon City Council recently approved an agreement with the Lake Erie Foundation to fund up to one-third of the cost of the Lake Erie Economic Impact Analysis and Western Lake Erie Report Card.

        Lucas County, Toledo and Oregon will each provide one third of the funding for the project.

        The legislation is considered an important step in the ongoing efforts to find solutions to the long term algae challenge in the lake. The goal is to follow the successful model developed in Chesapeake Bay that dealt with similar environmental challenges, and has now turned a corner toward improvement.

        Is the state on the verge of misspending $36 million on projects aimed at reducing phosphorus levels in Lake Erie?

        Mike Ferner, coordinator for Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie, said Senate Bill 299 was “rushed” through the chamber and is “…another $36 million for things we know don’t work.”

By Press staff writer

        The Northwestern Water and Sewer District said it has started notifying customers in the cities of Northwood and Rossford about a project to replace service lines containing lead.

        Letters are being sent to 322 home and property owners, informing them about the project, which is expected to start in late July or August.

Metroparks Toledo will hold a public meeting Thursday, June 21, in the Navarre Park Shelterhouse to give an update on the planning process for a new waterfront park on the east bank of the Maumee River, opposite downtown Toledo.

The open house style meeting will begin with a brief presentation at 6:30. Park district staff will remain until 8 p.m. to talk with residents about the plans at information stations.




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