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Nina Harfmann is passionate about the conservation of wildlife and habitat across the country, particularly in Ohio.

Harfmann is this year’s winner of the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp photography contest, which was unveiled in 2010 by the Ohio Division of Wildlife to generate funds to support wildlife diversity.

After announcing a round of spending cuts of about $1.15 million from the district’s operating budget, the Lake school board is preparing to go back before voters with a request for additional tax revenues.

The board has scheduled a workshop meeting for April 9 at 7 p.m. to discuss levy options.

Oregon City Council last Monday approved an ordinance authorizing the administrator to make applications for water pollution control loan funds with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA).

The funds will go toward Phase 2 of the city’s sanitary sewer rehabilitation project to ensure the structural integrity of existing sewers and remove groundwater infiltration from the sewer collection system.

There has been little progress in getting sidewalks installed on Navarre Avenue between Coy and Lallendorf roads nearly six months after a group of disabled residents, many in wheelchairs, demonstrated to raise awareness of their plight to get to nearby shops and grocery stores in the area.

The group, which had discussed its concerns at the city’s Drainage, Roads, Buildings, and Lands Committee last Aug. 22, frequently travels in the street due to a lack of sidewalks.

State bill offers transparency, sponsor says
A bill he’s introduced will promote transparency in the legislative process, says State Representative Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont).

House Bill 499 would allow the public and media greater access to the legislative committee process by requiring all written testimony given in House and Senate committees to be made public on the Internet within 10 business days.

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