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In an interview last January, Melanie Bowen, a Lake Township trustee, expressed confidence a Joint Economic Development District agreement between the township and City of Toledo would soon be completed.
“We’re this close to finalizing,” she said, holding her fingers about an inch apart.
She can now hold her fingers a little closer.
Northwood Councilman Randy Kozina is the new council president.
Council voted 5-1 (Kozina abstained) for Kozina to take the helm at a recent organizational meeting.
Kozina, who has never been president, is completing his first, four year term on council. He previously served on the board of education with the Northwood Local Schools District for 14 years before he became a councilman.
Land conservation is the subject of two programs administered by state agencies and looking for interested parties.
Funding of up to $3 million per project is available to Ohio communities and other public entities along the Lake Erie watershed seeking to acquire land for preservation or recreation through the Coastal and Estuarine and Conservation Program (CELCP).
Sites within the program’s designated coastal management area – Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky, Erie, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, and Ashtabula counties – will be given the highest priority, said Sandra Kosek-Sills, coordinator of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Office of Coastal Management, adding that projects focusing on “high-quality, ecological, conservation, recreational, historical, or aesthetic value” will be the top contenders.
Three days after the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio modified a rate plan filed by utility companies of FirstEnergy Corp., the companies announced they are withdrawing their application for the plan.
Nathan Lord didn't get flustered when people standing behind him mistook him for a girl because of his long hair.
"I just turned around and laughed," he said. "Sometimes I'd tell them I'm a boy and they would say, 'Oh, I'm so sorry.' "
Lord, 11, the son of Ed and Brandy Lord of Northwood, has two brothers ages 14 and 8 who have normal-length hair for a boy. Nathan, however, was growing his for a good cause.