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 Uncertainty over the future of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant and the economic impact from the plant being possibly idled or sold has led the Benton-Carroll-Salem school board to remove a bond issue from the May 2 ballot.

 Board members cited the possible devaluation, noting it would result in an increase in property taxes for homeowners and farmers if the bond issue had passed.

 Residents of Benton Township welcomed Wednesday's court ruling that partially blocks the dumping of spent lime at a local quarry but they don’t see a quick end to the legal dispute.

 Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters has issued a preliminary injunction that prevents Rocky Ridge Development, LLC, from mixing spent lime from the City of Toledo’s water treatment plant with soil and burying it in cells at the quarry where the property is zoned for A-3 agricultural use.

 But he also ruled the quarry operator is in compliance with the township zoning regulations on its property that is zoned for industrial M-3 use.

Northwood is considering an ordinance that would impose a moratorium on granting permits that will allow the sale of medical marijuana until the state develops rules and regulations on the matter.

Last year, the Ohio legislature passed House Bill 523, which legalizes medical marijuana in Ohio. The law went into effect on Sept. 8. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will allow people with certain medical conditions, upon the recommendation of an Ohio-licensed physician certified by the state medical board, to buy and use marijuana. While the legislation set a basic framework for the program, it left the task of establishing specific rules and guidelines for the cultivation, processing, testing, dispensing and medical use of marijuana to different state agencies.

Northwood has received 10 bids for the abatement/demoltion of three buildings that remain at the former Woodville Mall site.

Bids were opened Feb. 20 in council chambers.

The three buildings that will be razed include the former Elder Beerman, The Andersons, and Tireman. Those buildings are costlier to demolish because they contain asbestos. As a result, the city sought a licensed and insured contractor to demolish the buildings.

Oregon Council on Monday agreed to pay $43,680 to S&S Directional Boring, Ltd. for emergency storm sewer repair work on Eagle’s Landing Drive.

Public Service Director Paul Roman said the work is needed to repair an existing storm sewer with leaky joints located between two homes in the Eagle’s Landing subdivision.

“Water was actually leaving the pipes and working its way into a foundation of a home right next to the pipes,” he said.

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