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During a visit Wednesday to Toledo and Oregon, the director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency praised several public water systems for their cooperation in a voluntary program to test for microcystin levels.

But Craig Butler said the U.S. EPA has taken too long to determine what drinking water standards should be.

“We need a target to test against,” Butler said during a stop at the City of Oregon’s water treatment plant on N. Curtice Road.

Mayor Mike Seferian said his administration may come up with a recommendation to council to have sidewalks installed in the city.

“The topic of sidewalks has come up several times,” said Seferian.

The sidewalks would be in subdivisions or businesses where they weren’t installed completely, he said.

If there’s somethin’ strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call?

If you live near Toledo, you might want to call PSEI.

Come 2015, unlimited trash service will no longer be available in Oak Harbor.

“It was getting out of hand,” Oak Harbor Village Administrator Randy Genzman said. “Some families were coming together and putting out an unbelievable amount of trash.”

None of three vendors who submitted bids to provide garbage hauling services in the central Ottawa County village for the next three years included the unlimited trash as a service option.

As of Wednesday, two smokestacks are down in East Toledo, and the tallest one remains.

It is one promise that Mayor D. Michael Collins’ kept — telling East Toledo residents at a town hall meeting that on July 16 two smokestacks from the razed Acme power plant in the Marina District will come down.