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The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is offering potassium Iodine (KI) tablets to persons living in Jerusalem Township, which lies in the Davis-Besse 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone.

KI tablets are used to protect the thyroid gland in the event of an off-site release of radioactive iodine from the nuclear power plant. However, KI should be taken only as directed does not offer protection against all types of radioactive materials. Tablets should be kept in a dry location at temperatures 59 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tablets will be distributed at the Jerusalem Township Hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd., Curtice, March 29 from 9 to 10 a.m., March 30 from 2 to 3 p.m. and March 31 from 6 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call 419-213-4018.

Businesses, 1st responders honored at Prism Ceremony

There was a new consideration to be taken in by judges when determining who to honor at the annual Eastern Maumee Chamber of Commerce Prism Award ceremony at Sunrise Park and Banquet Center in Millbury.

An EF4 tornado had torn its way across the community on June 5, 2010, killing at least seven, destroying business and homes, and leaving a path of devastation from Moline, through Millbury, and into Ottawa County.

The Prism judges awarded plaques to Main Street Church, Lake Township Fire Chief Todd Walters, Police Chief Mark Hummer, the Northwood VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and Adams Screen Printing for efforts involved in first response, coming to the aid of responders and victims, and for fundraising efforts.

Contract for fire station design awarded  
Feller, Finch and Associates, Inc., Maumee, has been awarded a contract for architectural and engineering services for the construction of a new fire station and headquarters for the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District.

The district’s board of trustees awarded the $87,400 contract during a special meeting last week.

The district’s current headquarters is located at the site: 3155 N. Genoa-Clay Center Road.

The new building will cover 12,500 square feet and will house administrative offices, living quarters for on-duty crews, a training room, and vehicles and equipment in the current station Number 2.

Oregon City Council earlier this month authorized the mayor and finance director to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority to create a building improvement project designed to save energy and improve the environmental performance of city owned buildings.

The matter was discussed at a Drainage, Roads, Buildings, and Lands Committee meeting just before the council meeting on March 14.

Administrator Mike Beazley said the agreement “is an essential step for the city to get a better handle on the energy costs and consumption issues with our own buildings.”

Oregon City Council at a meeting on March 14 voted to increase the speed limit on Otter Creek Road to 45 mph from 35 mph.

“Raising the speed limit also raises the level of safety,” said Councilman James Seaman. “That’s something different than what most people think because of the way the road is wide open and so well paved. People have a  tendency to go faster than the 35 mph speed limit. I think this will move towards a safer environment for our drivers in Oregon.”

The road was reconstructed with new asphalt last year as part of an upgrade to the existing deteriorating concrete pavement.


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