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The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission approved $4.9 million for the Marina District in a special meeting. 
 
The state capital appropriations will be used by the city of Toledo for the development of the riverfront park portion of the $300-million Marina District development. The park project will develop 22.58 acres of city-owned land along the Maumee River.
 
The project will feature a public road, multipurpose path, boardwalk, public gathering places, and open-air performance spaces, including multiple sites that can be used for public entertainment and cultural programming. The project also will include interpretive panels displayed throughout the park depicting the historical significance of the Maumee River area.

The Ottawa County commissioners have approved agreements with Erie and Wood counties for housing prisoners in the Ottawa County Detention Facility.
 
The agreements call for the counties to pay $42.50 per day for incarcerating prisoners in the Ottawa County facility, which is the same rate as last year.
 
The one-year agreements go into effect July 16 and include provisions for Ottawa County to recoup additional costs if they’re incurred.

With the drop of an anchor, members of the Toledo Lighthouse Society have solved one mystery that’s been on their minds since April.

Society members and architects were set to work on a restoration project at the lighthouse Wednesday, reports Sandy Bihn, society president. When workers dropped anchor in the water they realized it had hit something.

Divers from Toledo Fire and Rescue Operations and Jerusalem Township who were in the area agreed to investigate and found a 4-foot by 40-foot ramp that had been missing since April 11.

A resolution to apply for Qualified School Construction Bonds has been approved by the Eastwood school board.

State law allows districts to sell bonds for projects that improve the energy efficiency of buildings, said Brent Welker, Eastwood superintendent, with the bonds repaid over years from energy savings.

“These are zero percent interest bonds that benefit the buyer by giving them a dollar for dollar tax credit,” he said. “These bonds were made possible through the federal government as part of the stimulus plan.”

The second phase of construction of the Covenant Harbor senior

housing complex in Oak Harbor is expected to be completed around the end of the year, John Henry, the director of facilities development and management for Lutheran Homes Society said last week.

When complete, the 24 new one-bedroom, independent living apartments will be available for low-income seniors age 62 and older.

The Housing and Urban Development-subsidized project is being constructed next to the 14 existing Covenant Harbor apartments at 234 Finke Road that were built in 2005.

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