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Oregon this year will begin improvements to its Wastewater Treatment Plant, a $16 million expansion project that will be constructed in two phases over five years.

The sewer rate will go up to help pay for part of the project.

“Construction of Phase 1 will begin soon,” City Administrator Mike Beazley said last week. “Right now, we’re in the engineering phase. It’s something the community has been discussing for almost four years now as we’ve gone through our permit renewal process with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.”

Recent trips to Northwest Ohio to enjoy some ice fishing on Lake Erie proved to be costly ventures for six men – all but one of whom came from out of state.

In separate cases, the six were found guilty in Oregon Municipal Court of violating state regulations covering the legal length limits of fish taken from the lake.

The contractor that is demolishing the Woodville Mall expects the job to be mostly completed by May.

“Half of the mall is already torn down,” Dayne Bihn, of Paschal Bihn & Sons Excavating, which is razing the mall, said on Wednesday.

“As far as how long it’s going to take, it’ll probably be another two months. After we tear the building down, we have to take all the footers out, take the concrete floor out, and we have to backfill it. Then we’re going to crush all the concrete. So the total project may go into the summer, but most of the work will be done within the next two months,” said Bihn.

Oregon officials in coming weeks will be submitting proposals to council on how revenue from a levy for senior services may be used.

Oregon voters last November passed a 0.5-mill, five year operating levy for local senior services. The city this year will collect $207,000 in revenue from the levy.

“There’s still an ongoing discussion about both the capital and operations side,” said Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley. “We’ll be talking to council members, and in the coming weeks, we’ll be bringing forward some proposals for council.”

Flooded out in Oak Harbor recently? Here’s a chance to speak your mind.

Engineers from Jones & Henry Engineering Toledo office are gathering flooding data from 5-8 p.m., March 13 at Eagle’s Nest Community Hall, 210 Jefferson St., in the village.

The engineers are collecting information that’ll be used to persuade the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to approve a short-term solution to the village’s flooding woes related to its combined sewer overflow system.

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