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If you’ve seen large black plumes of smoke rising from the wetlands and marsh areas along the southern shore of Lake Erie you’ve probably seen the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District at work.

The district, working with other governmental and non-profit organizations, has been conducting controlled burns to rid the marshes and wetlands of an invasive plant species, focusing on the species Phragmites australis – also known as the common reed – in particular.

Public Service Director Paul Roman said at a council meeting on Monday that he will recommend that Dustin Road be repaved in phases.

Dustin Road and Isaac Streets Drive for years have been in poor condition. Roman said last year that Dustin and Isaac Streets are among the worst roads in the city.

The city sought grants to help fund the costly $2 million project, but was unsuccessful.

The Press encourages responses to articles and opinions. In order to provide for fair comment, The Press will have the following policy covering election letters to the editor:

The last issue for letters regarding the Aug. 7 special election will be the second issue (July 30)  before the election. No letters will be published in the issue immediately prior (Aug. 6)  to the election except for letters limited to direct rebuttal of election-related issues appearing in the second to last issue

Oregon City Council on Monday voted 6-1 to place on the Nov. 6 general election ballot a proposed charter change that would extend their time in office from two years to four-year, staggered terms.

Oregon voters have overwhelmingly defeated similar proposals in the past.

Currently, all seven council seats are up for re-election every two years as dictated by the city charter.

The Toledo Area Humane Society (TAHS) will continue its “$5 Friday” special adoption fee for kittens and cats through August.

The “$5 Friday” adoption special in June helped close to 270 cats and kittens find homes. Additionally, TAHS is introducing “$10 Tuesday” to help even more felines get adopted. “$10 Tuesday” begins Tuesday, July 10 and “$5 Friday” begins Friday, July 13. “$10 Tuesday” will also continue through August.

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