The Press Newspaper
Wildlife area open
Located near Gibsonburg at SR 600 and CR 74, the 360-acre property has been managed as a private hunt club for more than 60-years. A grant from the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund and donations from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Sandusky County Sportsman’s Club have made it possible for the park district to acquire the Ringneck Ridge Hunt Club using no local tax monies.
Police buckling down on motorists who don’t buckle up
During 2007, more than 14,000 people in passenger vehicles died in crashes while unbelted.
About half of these lives could have been saved if they had wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
The Ohio Department of Transportation last week began the process of removing a towering mound of dirt it dumped at the Woodville Road/I-280 Interchange several years ago when preparing for the Veterans Glass City Skyway (VCGS), formerly known as the new I-280 Maumee River crossing.
The agency had planned to remove the mound upon completion of the VCGS, which was dedicated in June, 2007.
Northwood, which had earmarked funds for two years to buy a new $700,000 ladder truck at Fire Station No. 1, received the massive, shiny red fire engine last month.
The truck, which has a ladder that spans over 100 feet, replaces its 1978 “tele-squirt” truck, which had a 50-foot ladder, according to Mayor Mark Stoner.
“The tele-squirt was nothing like this one. When I first saw it, I thought we had bought a bus. It’s huge,” said Stoner.
For the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to operate completely independent of state general revenue funding it is necessary for the agency to raise some existing fees such as those levied on municipal solid waste and construction and demolition debris, Chris Korleski, the agency’s director, said last week in testimony before the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee.