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While acknowledging it’s an improvement over the bill he vetoed last year, environmental organizations said they were disappointed with House Bill 473 that Gov. John Kasich signed last week to implement rules for putting Ohio in compliance with the Great Lakes River Basin Water Resources Compact.

A statement by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources called the bill a “common sense approach to protecting Lake Erie” that addresses all of the tenets of the compact. However, others contend it still leaves the lake and tributaries vulnerable to industrial interests.

The process for disciplining village employees is being restructured in Genoa.

At Monday night’s meeting, council passed an ordinance, with an emergency clause, that puts disciplining workers in the hands of the village administrator.

A pre-trial hearing for Joseph T. Bergman, Jr., who is charged with sexual battery, is scheduled for July 10 at 4 p.m. in Wood County Common Pleas Court.

Bergman, 28, was indicted May 16 by a Wood County grand jury on one count of sexual battery, a third degree felony, for an alleged incident with a Genoa High School female student in March.

Oregon City Council is considering a proposed ordinance that would set the maximum age requirement to 35 for those who want to join the police department.

Ohio Revised Code states that, unless provided by ordinance, the maximum age for a new officer is 35, Police Chief Mike Navarre said at a May 14 council meeting. “The city of Oregon is silent to that requirement. We are proposing 35.”

The troubled air conditioning system at the Ottawa County Detention Facility is being ousted just in time to tackle the summer heat.

The old refrigeration system will be replaced with one that uses a chiller unit that distributes cooled fluid through a loop system throughout the building at the rear of the Ottawa County Courthouse, said Jim Adkins, Ottawa County building and grounds superintendent.

road construction delays

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