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An open house/public meeting is scheduled for Dec. 11 to offer residents the chance to comment on  draft permits for Green Dairy, LLC, which is planning to add a manure treatment pond to its mega-dairy in Wood County near the town of Wayne.

The open house will begin at 6 p.m. and be followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Both will be held at Elmwood Local School, 7650 Jerry City Rd., Bloomdale.

The permits can be viewed at the Wood Soil and Water Conservation District, 1616 East Wooster St., Bowling Green. For an appointment call (419) 354-5517.

Although Lake Township now has a resolution in place authorizing the removal of junk vehicles from private and public property, township trustees say they aren’t planning an aggressive enforcement effort.

The trustees said action will be taken after complaints about the vehicles are filed, but they won’t be scouring the township for alleged violations.

They approved the resolution last month after its third reading.

Voters in the Oregon City Schools District on Tuesday will consider the renewal of a 2-mill permanent improvement levy.

Voters first passed the levy in 1968, and have continued to support it since.

School Board President Eric Heintschel said the money is needed for capital improvement projects. Revenue from the levy is not used for operational expenses or salaries.

Two-time breast cancer survivor Glenda Bowman fears that America’s health insurance crisis will lead to more undiagnosed illnesses.

Bowman, who still lives with cancer, estimates that a mammogram can cost about $3,200 and an MRI $5,600, far more than many local residents can afford without insurance.

“You can see why people are going bankrupt — because they can’t afford it,” Bowman said. “Their medical bills can be too much.”

The Ottawa County Health Department has announced the clinic schedule for the week of Nov. 3-7. Unless otherwise noted, all clinics are held at the health department offices, located at 1856 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Appointments may be made by calling 419-734-6800 or toll-free in Ottawa County at 1-800-788-8803.

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