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        Residents filled Northwood City Council chambers on Jan. 25 to listen to economic development ideas for the former site of the Woodville Mall.

        The main mall structure was razed in 2014 due to structural issues. The city acquired the property at a sheriff’s sale in February 2016 for $200,000. Since then, it has been cleaning up the site, including the removal of asbestos. With the cleanup nearly complete, the city hasn’t yet decided whether the property should be for commercial, industrial, or residential development. Or maybe even a combination of the three.

        The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public information session and hearing on Tuesday to accept comments about a permit modification to add corrective actions for closed waste cells at Envirosafe Services of Ohio Inc

        Comments will be accepted by the Ohio EPA until Feb. 23.

        The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Oregon City Council Chambers, 5330 Seaman Road. During the session, Ohio EPA officials will present information about the corrective measures and answer questions. During the hearing, which will immediately follow the information session, the public can submit comments for the record regarding the proposed action, according to the Ohio EPA.

       The board of the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will soon be deciding what type of levy to place on the May ballot, Guy Parmigian, district superintendent, says in his state of the district report.

        Although the reduction in valuation of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant will result in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District losing about $4.6 million annually in property taxes, there will be no cuts in staffing or student programs other than through attrition heading into the 2018-19 school year, he writes.

       If voters in the Eastwood school district in May approve the replacement of a permanent improvement levy the additional revenues will be used to pay for improvements at the high school and middle school, upgrades to the baseball and softball fields, refurbishing facilities at Freedom Field and other renovations.

        The Eastwood school board has approved a resolution to replace the levy – the first step in putting the issue on the ballot.

        Oregon City Schools Business Manager Dean Sandwisch praised partnerships for new advancements within the district at the Eastern Maumee Chamber of Commerce-hosted State of the Communities address last week.

        “Oregon City Schools is enjoying a pretty nice time right now and I think the reason for that is because we are really working within our strategic plan. We’re bringing in partners that are really helping us to accomplish that,” Oregon City School Business Manager Dean Sandwisch said.

 

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