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As increased levels of dissolved phosphorus in farm fields are identified as a major factor in the number of algal blooms in Lake Erie, some are pointing to no-till planting as one of the primary causes of the phosphorus run-off.

But a watershed specialist working for the Natural Resources Conservation Service – citing a recently completed five-year study of the 4.9-million acre Western Lake Erie Basin watershed – refutes claims no-till is the main culprit.

No-till planting, also called zero tillage or direct planting, is planting through the stubble of the previous year’s crop. The technique is credited for increasing the amount of water and nutrients in the soil and decreasing erosion. Some in the agricultural industry contend phosphorus applied to no-till fields stays in the top layers of the soil, which may easily run off.

Last October, Northwood City Council debated the need for more budget cuts, with some questioning whether they could be made without having a serious impact on city services.

Council, reluctantly, had placed a .25-percent municipal income tax increase for three years on the November ballot to counter sluggish income tax revenue collected by the city that year. The revenue would have provided funds for capital improvements, capital reinvestment and operating expenses.

TMACOG hosting reception in Ottawa County
The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) is inviting business and community leaders in the county to a reception May 25 from 5-7 p.m., at the Camp Perry Lodging and Conference Center on State Route 2 in Port Clinton.

Lieutenant Colonel Barbara Herrington-Clemens will discuss Camp Perry's history and its military role in the 21st Century. She is the Joint Training Center garrison commander and is responsible for the full-time operations of the post and its garrison staff.

As World War II veterans are dying, veteran’s organizations are trying to rebuild their membership.

VFW Lakeshore Memorial Post 9816 in Oregon’s Bayshore neighborhood is no exception. The post is going through significant renovation and recognizing its members with a Wall of Honor.

“With the advent of Osama Bin Laden being eliminated, the timing of our Wall of Honor is so meaningful this Memorial Day weekend,” wrote Tom Fuller, VFW canteen manager, in an e-mail to The Press.

Oregon City Council will hold a public hearing this month to consider a request for a Special Use Exception (SUE) in a non-agricultural area at 6338 Brown Road for the purpose of housing livestock.

The applicants and property owners, Mohamad Tawil and his wife Nabil, are requesting the SUE in an R-1 Low Density Residential District.

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