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        The staff of the Wood County Planning Commission is recommending the commission approve a zoning change request for two lots in Lake Township along Woodville Road from R-2 residential to B-2 general commercial.

        The request was submitted by James Mlynek, owner of Woodville Road Nursery, who plans to use the parcels as a transfer station for leaves that will be used to make compost across the road at the nursery site.

        The planning commission is scheduled to meet Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the county office building in Bowling Green.

        A task force of legislators and others studying the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia on the health care system and other issues related to aging may have a report to present to the Ohio House Aging and Long-Term Care Committee by early next year.

        Steve Arndt, R- Port Clinton, who chairs the newly-formed committee, said last week a bill based on the task force recommendations could also be prepared early in 2018.

        Financial assistance is available from the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund to help Ottawa County households repair or replace faulty septic systems.

        Nancy Osborn, health commissioner, said the health department is seeking qualified applicants for the program, which is administered by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

        The Wood County Sheriff's Office has updated an earlier alert that it was seeking assistance in apprehending Franklin Paul Damon, Jr., on a charge of felony escape. Damon has been found.

        Damon was an inmate at the Northwest Community Correction Center following his conviction in  Wood County Common Pleas Court on a charge of gross sexual imposition.

        Oregon City Council earlier this month approved a resolution requesting that the State of Ohio provide the public with annual reports on Lake Erie nutrient reduction and to require new and expanding livestock operations’ manure to meet the same requirements as commercial fertilizer.

        Oregon, Toledo, Carroll Township, and Ottawa County are incurring increased costs for treatment, monitoring, and facilities because of the continuing threat of harmful algae - related toxins, according to the resolution.

        “This is in response to the algal bloom this year in Lake Erie, which is the third largest out of the last five years,” said Councilwoman Sandy Bihn, who introduced the resolution to council. Bihn is executive director of Lake Erie Waterkeeper Inc. “We’ve had four record years. The data from Heidelberg shows it’s not getting any better, we’re not gaining on this.”




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