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The Northwestern Water and Sewer District received low interest loans from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for a sanitary sewer rehabilitation project in the Millbury service area, and a project to inspect several miles of pipe in the Toledo service area.
 
The $1.125 million rehabilitation project, scheduled to start next month, will help reduce the amount of storm water entering the sewage collection systems through infiltration and inflow (I&I). Presently, the I&I increases sewage flows beyond the capacity of the collection and treatment systems, which can cause basement backups in the service area as well as releases of untreated sewage from the wastewater treatment plant, according to Dina Pierce, an Ohio EPA spokesperson.

Some residents living near the Oregon Clean Energy electric power plant at 816 N. Lallendorf Road have raised concerns about a loud noise coming from the facility, which is about to begin operations.
 
A resident who lives about a half mile from the plant described the noise as “extreme,” and likened it to a “jet engine.”

 
Oregon and Northwood are joining many communities in Ohio that are opposed to a state proposal to transfer the collection or control of municipal net profit business taxes from local governments to the Ohio Department of Taxation. 
 
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has proposed in his 2017-18 budget a requirement for centralized collection of municipal net profit taxes by the Ohio Department of Taxation. If passed, it becomes effective on January 1, 2018.

 The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District is planning a vigil in memory of Whitney Meinke, a third grade teacher who was killed March 26 in a vehicular crash in Jerusalem Township.

 The vigil is scheduled for April 2 at 6 p.m. at R.C. Waters Elementary School, where she was a teacher since 2015.  Her parents were also killed in the crash. She is survived by a husband and two children, one of whom

attends R.C. Waters Elementary.

  For more than four hours on March 8 crews from area fire departments battled a blaze and winds of more than 40 miles per hour, but the farmhouse on N. Martin-Williston Road was reduced to rubble.

 Two weeks after the fire, Mary Pierce, two of her daughters, Samantha and Amanda, and a granddaughter, Sophia, are trying to recover from the trauma of the fire, living at a Super 8 Motel.

 “I wasn’t home at the time. My daughter Amanda said she felt a window and wall get really hot. That’s when she discovered the house was on fire. She got everybody out when she realized what was happening,” Pierce said.

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