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Council unaware of $250,000 offer to senior center
Written by Kelly J. Kaczala and Melissa A. Burden   
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 13:25

Oregon City Council members contacted by The Press said they did not know officials from the James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center had rejected the possibility of getting $250,000 from the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc., (AOoA) to expand operations and had opted instead to get the center’s own levy on the ballot.

Council in July had approved the request of Bob Marquette, president of the senior center on Bay Shore Road, to place a 0.5 mill levy on the Nov. 5 ballot after Marquette said there was the need for more funds.

Urban water program to be discussed
Written by Larry Limpf   
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 13:14

Details of the Urban Waters Initiative and priorities for improving water quality in the Western Lake Erie watershed will be discussed Nov. 19 at the Maumee Branch Library.

Cheryl Rice, of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, said the meeting is open to anyone with an interest in restoring urban waters.

The meeting will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library is located at 501 River Road.

Lake Erie-Support for bill to end dumping of dredged material
Written by Larry Limpf   
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 13:12

An amendment that would end open lake dumping of dredged materials in Lake Erie has been approved by the Ohio Senate.

The amendment, sponsored by Sen. Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) also re-appropriates about $1.6 million for conservation practices in the counties of the lake’s western basin.

Gardner last week said open lake dumping of dredged materials may be a factor in the formation of large algal blooms.

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