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Lake advisory council needs members
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Office of Coastal Management has announced it is accepting applications for vacancies on the Coastal Resources Advisory Council.

The council consists of 19 members ranging in background from engineers, developers, realtors, researchers, conservationists, shoreline property owners, dive enthusiasts, public officials and others with an interest in Lake Erie. The mission is to advise the director of ODNR on the Ohio Coastal Management Program and encourage the wise use of Lake Erie’s coastal resources.

A plan to possibly route a bike trail along the front yards of Ohio 163 properties in Genoa is running into resistance.

Brady Huston, a resident of Ohio 163, attended a recent Genoa Village Council meeting to express concern about the proposed route, according to council minutes. She said she felt property owners were not being informed.

Income tax revenue is up, but money the City of Toledo gets from the state local government fund, estate tax, and tangible personal property tax is down or disappeared entirely.

That means the city’s estimated tax receipts for 2012 and 2013 are down. Meanwhile, East Toledo residents say they are seeing their streets, neighborhoods, and infrastructure crumble around them.

Northwood City Council, in a special meeting on Wednesday, unanimously approved the city’s 2012 budget.

A special meeting had been called after council was unable to pass the budget on Dec. 15.

Currently there are 40 horizontally-fractured natural gas wells in Ohio — and 4,000 more expected in the next four years.

Even though eastern Ohio is where most of the natural gas drilling activity is now taking place, this presents an economic opportunity for Northwest Ohio businesses.


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