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Toledo City Council last Tuesday voted 6-3 against issuing a special use permit for a proposed convenience store at 2346 Seaman Road.
Third District Councilman Mike Craig, whose district encompasses East Toledo, voted in favor of the special use permit. Craig, who had appeared at a press conference with Mayor Carty Finkbeiner on February 16 to express opposition to the store, had changed his mind and voted for the special use permit. He did not return a message to The Press for comment.
Council members who voted against the permit were Wilma Brown (District 1), D. Michael Collins (District 2), George Sarantou, Joe McNamara (At-Large), Frank Szollosi, (At-Large), and Michael Ashford (District 4).

The Ottawa County Transit Board plans to hire a design firm within a month to make plans for a new vehicle storage facility that is receiving federal stimulus funding.
Bill Lowe, director of the Ottawa County Transportation Agency, said contract bids for the 27,500-square-foot facility could be opened by September or October.
He said design plans will cost about $350,000 and construction will be about $3.5 million.

Jerusalem Township trustees voted 2-1 at a meeting March 24 to drop health insurance coverage and training costs for elected officials and full-time employees to cut expenses.

Trustees Rodney Graffis and Joe Gray voted to end health care coverage and out-of-town training expenses. Trustee Joe Kiss was opposed.

Low levels of contamination were found in monitoring wells the city installed last year in the right-of-way of the Envirosafe Services of Ohio, Inc., landfill, according to a final report issued by ARCADIS.

ARCADIS, Oregon’s consulting engineer, installed four monitoring wells to determine if harmful substances in Envirosafe’s historic landfills migrated off-site into the right-of-way along York Street, Old Millard Avenue and Otter Creek Road.

Ask Jessica Newton about her favorite musicians and before you can even get the question out, she’ll tell you – in no uncertain terms - “Rascal Flatts.” (She even named her beloved dog after the popular country singing group.)

And ask the 19-year-old Oregon girl about her favorite Rascal Flatts song and she answers with the same unbridled enthusiasm - “My Wish.”

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