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State funds OK’d for studying turnpike options
The Ohio Controlling Board has given the nod to the allocation of $2.85 million for the state to contract with a Texas firm for a study of whether it’s feasible to lease the Ohio Turnpike and rest areas.

The board gave its approval to the Ohio Department of Transportation to contract with KPMG Corporate Finance, of Austin, Texas, to assist the department in evaluating options for leveraging the turnpike and rest areas.

Ottawa County Engineer Dave Brunkhorst isn’t ready to claim victory over winter yet.

By the calendar, Ottawa County and the rest of the nation has surpassed what is considered to be the “dead of winter” or the coldest time of the year.

Oregon City Council is again considering placing a charter change on the fall ballot to extend their time in office from two years to four-year, staggered terms.

Oregon voters have overwhelmingly defeated similar proposals in the past.

The Lake Township trustees Tuesday approved the renewal of contracts for emergency medical service and dispatching service for the police and fire departments.

Under the three-year contract with LifeStar, Lagrange Street, Toledo, which goes into effect April 1, the township will pay $70,000 annually for 24-hour paramedic service.

Oregon is working with the Lucas County Land Reutilization Corporation to rid neighborhoods of tax delinquent and bank foreclosed houses to reduce the risk of neighborhood blight and lower property values.

The land bank, a community improvement corporation, is designed to strengthen neighborhoods by returning vacant and abandoned properties to productive use.

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