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Contracts set for first park to have lakefront access
Two engineering contracts were approved by the Toledo Area Metroparks for Howard Farms, its first park to have access to Lake Erie.
The 1,000 acre park, located on the current Howard Farms property west of Metzger Marsh in Jerusalem Township, will be unlike any other Metropark in that it will be the first located near Lake Erie’s coast. It will be the Metroparks largest park in its system, next to Oak Openings.
A manufacturing company that will employ up to 35 people plans to move into a building that will be constructed on Spartan Drive in Oregon.
Ed Harmon, chairman of Spartan Logistics, said it will cost $2.5 million to build the facility. The company, which he can’t yet name, is related to automotive manufacturing.
“I can’t divulge the name this week, but soon. We’re waiting to sign some documents. It will be a long term lease,” he said.
“It’s a good project. It will keep growing,” he added.
Oregon City Council on Monday approved an agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway Company for preliminary engineering services for the Cedar Point Road relocation project.
“It’s an agreement with Norfolk Southern for them to proceed with the city’s design as well as their costs for engineering,” said Oregon Public Service Director Paul Roman.
A rural Oak Harbor man accused of inducing panic with bomb threats to area schools, including two in Oak Harbor, remains in custody on a $250,000 bond.
Charles Tingler, 22, of North Leutz Road, Salem Township was returned to the Ottawa County Detention Facility following his initial appearance Monday in Ottawa County Municipal Court. He will be assigned a court appointed attorney and return for arraignment at 3 p.m. May 5, a court employee said.
For his latest volunteer efforts in Africa, Ron Overmyer was rewarded generously with a live chicken and a bowl full of sweet potatoes.
The gifts were from members of the Samora Machel Farmer Association who primarily grow white corn and soybeans on farms averaging five to eight acres in a highland area at the eastern base of the Bvumba Mountains.
Overmyer, of Oak Harbor, last month completed his third trip to Africa for the Farmer-to-Farmer program administered by the Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs, working with growers who live near the town of Catandica in west central Mozambique.
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