The Press Newspaper
The Oregon Branch Library will be closed temporarily starting Aug. 11 for an expansion project that will add 3,700 square feet to the facility at 3340 Dustin Road.
A temporary site in the former Wynn Elementary School will be open beginning the last week in August.
New regulations covering subdivisions in Wood County will be on the agenda of the county commissioners’ Aug. 5 meeting.
The county planning commission has approved a final draft of the 70-page document.
Dave Steiner, director of the planning commission, said the new regulations will replace regulations adopted in 1989 that include an update to open space rules approved in 2005.
Oregon received two bids for the Coy and Dustin roads intersection improvements project, which is scheduled to begin in August.
Public Service Director Paul Roman said he would have liked to see more bids.
“Both contractors who bid are good contractors,” said Roman at a committee of the whole meeting last Monday.
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.
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