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Oregon Councilman Sandy Bihn has asked the city to find out why Envirosafe Services of Ohio, Inc., (ESOI) is seeking a permit modification from the Ohio EPA to dispose of higher levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at its hazardous waste landfill on Otter Creek Road.

Bihn said at a council meeting last Monday that she received a public notice in the mail from the Ohio EPA that stated Envirosafe, an RCRA (Resource Conservation Recovery Act) landfill, can accept higher levels of PCBs containing waste soils.

The facility, according to Bihn, has been allowed to dispose of waste containing 50 mg/Kg PCBs or less. The notice states Envirosafe may dispose of waste materials containing up to 1,000 mg/Kg PCBs.

“This site is a RCRA hazardous waste site, not a TSCA site,” said Bihn.

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culinary3c Clay High School's Culinary Arts students announced their annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale.  Pies are available either fresh baked, frozen raw, or fully baked. Top left, Serrina Teran readies a pie shell for fellow student, Tyler Villareal and instructor, Chef Robb Parmilee.  At right, Dylan Gill checks the thickness of the pecan pie filling.  Bottom left, Nikki Bolla gets ready to bake the pies.  For more information, call 419-693-0665 ext. 2036 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  (Press photos by Ken Grosjean.)

The Eastwood school board anticipates saving approximately $600,000 by closing Webster Elementary School.

The board approved closing the school, which houses kindergarten through fifth grade, as part of a cost reduction plan that also included not re-hiring several assistant coaching positions.

Dropping the coaching positions will save an estimated $55,000, according to Brent Welker, superintendent.

Webster’s closing, which is being labeled a “suspension” by the administration, goes into effect for the 2010-11 school year.

Pemberville and Luckey elementary schools will absorb Webster students except for fifth graders, who will attend the middle school at the district’s main campus.

Welker said the board and administration began looking at the closing of Webster in the spring when enrollment figures of kindergartners indicated a decline was continuing.

Much of the cost savings associated with the closing w

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If the crowd at Tuesday’s meeting of the Lake Township trustees is any indication, a request by CSX Transportation for the township to vacate Walbridge Road at a CSX crossing so the rail company can close the crossing to traffic will be met with a resounding “no.”

Asked to raise their hands if they oppose closing of the crossing, nearly two dozen residents did so, while only one resident expressed support.

CSX is offering the township $10,000 if the trustees agree to permanently close Walbridge Road at the crossing, which is located between East Broadway and Tracy Road.

The offer is conditional. CSX would place a barricade across the resulting private grade crossing at its own expense and motorists would be prohibited from using it. CSX would allow police, fire, and emergency medical service vehicles to use the private crossing in emergencies when “practicable” a letter from CSX to the trustees says.

But residents told the trustees closing the crossing would be a significant burden.

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Election board member retiring
The Ottawa County Board of Elections is accepting resumes from Republicans to replace Pam Fredrick, who will be retiring from the board at the end of the year.

Fredrick has been with the board as a full-time clerk for 11 years. Her responsibilities include tracking absentee voting, processing local liquor license options, processing provisional voter ballots, and working with maps of the county’s 44 precincts.

“The board will miss her greatly as they seek to find her replacement,” said JoAnn Friar, director of the board.

Resumes will be accepted until Dec. 3 at the board office in the Veterans Memorial Building, 8444 W. State Route 163, Suite 101, Oak Harbor, O. 43449.

Resumes may also be sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Interest penalties to go up
Property owners in Lucas County who are behind in their property taxes will face an increase in the interest rate charged on unpaid balances.

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