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Out-of-towners donate bench to Genoa park, site of many reunions

From the first sun-kissed days of spring, through the waning warm days of autumn, Genoa-area families can be found getting some fresh air and exercise at Genoa Veterans’ Memorial Park.

The park, described on the village’s website as “the most prominent jewel in Genoa’s crown of entertainment resources” is also popular spot for larger gatherings. “July and August are the busiest months because of class and family reunions, so plan ahead,” the website cautions to those considering reserving a shelter house at the park for a planned event.

Like they have been doing for decades, the Drake family put in their reservation early for a pavilion for their family reunion. On Saturday, July 29, about 30 members of the family will come together to catch up, share some food and have a little fun.

Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted that Western Lake Erie will experience a significant Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) this summer. Oregon’s Harmful Algal Bloom infrastructure improvement project will be ready to make sure microcystin, a toxin released from HAB, does not get into the water supply.

The $15 million project, which will treat water with ozone, has been under construction at the water treatment plant for months. It will be completed this summer.

Asbestos was being removed from the three remaining buildings at the former Woodville Mall beginning last week, with demolition planned soon afterwards.

Midwest Environmental Inc. is abating the asbestos from the vacant Tireman, Elder-Beerman, and The Andersons stores, according to Northwood City Administrator Bob Anderson.

“Last Monday, they started taking asbestos out of the old Tireman Store,” he said. 

The City of Northwood and the city’s VFW are planning on a public music event on July 22 at the outside pavilion of VFW post 2984 at 102 W. Andrus Road.

It’s part of the city’s effort to provide more outside non-sports related excursions for residents.

new grocery store, which is planning to locate off Navarre Avenue in Oregon, is still discussing terms to buy out stores in the Freeway Plaza on Navarre Avenue, where it wants to locate.

Lidl, based in Germany, has been negotiating with small businesses in the plaza for several months.

“It’s my understanding that an arrangement has come with all the terms, and they have not executed all of them,” said Mayor Mike Seferian, though he said the city is not involved in the negotiations.



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