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Oregon council denies zoning change for car lot
Written by Kelly Kaczala   
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 15:17

Oregon council last month voted unanimously against a zoning change for outdoor auto and auto part sales at 2604 Northvale Drive.

The owner/applicants, Dave and Barbara Bazzy, had requested a zoning change from R-2 Medium Residential to C-2 General Commercial District on property that was formerly the location of Pirolli Pool Supply.

Mayor Mike Seferian said the zoning change request was opposed 2-1 by the Oregon Plan Commission, with Seferian voting in favor of the request.

“I voted in favor…with the hope we could work with some conditions that would be suitable not only for the residential but the commercial area and be suitable to Mr. Bazzy and maybe to council,” said Seferian.

 
EPA renews permit for Bay Shore power plant
Written by Kelly Kaczala   
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 16:32

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) last week renewed a wastewater discharge permit for FirstEnergy’s Bay Shore power plant in Oregon. The agency also granted the power plant a variance to water quality standards for mercury. The permit and variance are for a period of 4 ½ years.

The permit includes modifications requiring the company to reduce fish mortality due to the operation of the plant’s cooling water system, according to Dina Pierce, northwest district media coordinator for the Ohio EPA.

Millions of fish, their eggs and larvae each year are caught and killed by the plant’s cooling water screens.

As a result, the permit requires FirstEnergy to reduce fish impingement by 80 percent and entrainment by 60 percent by April 1, 2013, through technology improvements at the facility and/or operational changes, according to Pierce. Impingement occurs when fish and shellfish are trapped against the plant’s cooling water intake screens. Entrainment occurs when fish eggs and larvae are drawn into the cooling water system.

 
Sheriff’s dept. seeks assault suspect
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 16:28

The Wood County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman Nov. 19 along a rural road south of the Village of Pemberville.

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The victim told investigators she was assaulted after stopping to help the suspect who appeared to have pulled over to the side of the road because of mechanical problems.

She said the suspect’s vehicle, a black Chevy or GMC extended 4 by 4 pickup truck with a silver-colored tool box in the bed, was stopped with its hazard lights flashing. The man pushed her into the truck and assaulted her, the woman told police.

The suspect is described as being in his late 20s or early 30s, 6-2 to 6-3, and 230 to 250 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He has pock marks on his right cheek.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Det. Sgt. Terry James at (419) 373-6529.

 
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