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For decades, East Toledo residents have known their local post office to be on or near Second Street. 

That likely will not change, but the U.S. Postal Service wants to move Toledo’s Station A into another nearby building.

Currently at 618 Second Street, the plan is to move the post office to a now vacant space between a beauty salon and beauty supply store in the Toledo Food Center shopping plaza on Main Street. That property is adjacent and its entrance located just around the corner from the current location.

Toledo District 3 councilman Peter J. Ujvagi believes the post office has been at Second Street since the 1920s, but it is believed that it was originally located at what is now the closed VFW building across the street before moving to its current location about 70 years ago, but Station A’s history dates back much further.

Oregon will announce this week that a $900 million natural gas-fired electric power plant will be constructed at a site on N. Lallendorf Road, City Administrator Mike Beazely told The Press last week.

It will be the second natural gas-fired electric power plant in the city. The first, Oregon Clean Energy, is still under construction on a 30-acre parcel on N. Lallendorf Road. The 800 megawatt plant is expected to be completed in the spring. The 960-megawatt facility that will be announced this week is expected to begin construction in early 2018, with start up operations in 2020.

Oregon council on Monday will consider a resolution supporting the establishment of a U.S. numbered bicycle route in Northwest Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has established a goal to designate a signed network of U.S. and state bicycle routes that will accommodate long distance cycling and also serve as a backbone for local connections. The proposed routes follow the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials national initiative. To date, over 11,000 miles have been designated nationally across 23 states.

Dr. Christopher Winslow has been appointed as the new director for Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State's Stone Laboratory, effective February 1. Winslow has served as the program's interim director since April 2015.

"Chris brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this position in the areas of strategic planning, Ohio Sea Grant administration, grant management, research, outreach and teaching," said Dr. Caroline Whitacre, senior vice president for research at The Ohio State University.

The Stone Lab campus is located on Gibraltar Island, less than a quarter mile off the shores of downtown Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island in Ottawa County.

 CAFOs and CAUV figured prominently in the discussion Ohio Farmers Union delegates had during the organization’s recent annual convention.

 To help avoid another harmful algae bloom in Lake Erie and other waterways, the OFU is proposing the Ohio Department of Agriculture prepare an accurate assessment of all livestock operations within each watershed in the state.



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