The Press Newspaper
Flint, Michigan residents have been under siege since last year when high levels of lead were found in their drinking water, which was drawn from the Flint River.
The city, which switched from the Detroit water system to the Flint River as a drinking water source to cut costs, reconnected to the Detroit water system last year after it was determined that the corrosive river water was drawing lead from aging pipes.
Just last week, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency in Flint due to the lead in the drinking water.
At an Oregon City Council meeting last month, Councilwoman Sandy Bihn asked the city administration about the condition of Oregon’s waterlines.
As Dr. Larry M. Antosch stepped up the microphone at an environmental forum, he first quoted from Ohio Farm Bureau testimony to state legislators:
“…Clean water cannot come at the expense of food production, nor can farming trump the need for clean water. Fortunately, we can have both. One is not exclusive of the other…”
Dr. Antosch, the OFB senior director for policy development and environmental policy, says that statewide, farmers are taking on, voluntarily and collaboratively, programs that will help reduce harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. He says agribusiness associations are getting the message out to the farming community on how to meet new requirements set by Senate Bills 1 and 150, both enacted in 2015.
Northwood’s 2016 municipal budget, passed by city council last month, projects $4,697,956 in revenue, which is $61,576 more than what was collected in 2015.
The General Fund revenue is $2,456 higher than the $4,695,500 in General Fund expenditures, according to Finance Director Ken Yant.
Income tax collections are estimated at $3,635,000, which are $67,800 more, or 2 percent higher, than last year. The $4,695,500 in expenditures increased by 1.2 percent, or $60,245, compared to last year’s approved budget.
Seventy percent of the income tax is allocated to the General Fund, 20 percent to the Capital Improvement Fund, and 10 percent to the Capital Replacement Fund.
Students from Ohio Congressional District 9 are invited to participate in a marine debris challenge by creating a public service announcement to bring awareness to the issue of marine debris. The last day to submit entries is March 1, 2016.
The Ninth Congressional District stretches for 141 miles along Ohio’s wondrous Lake Erie coastline. The district is an amalgam of lake-hugging communities in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Erie, Ottawa and Lucas counties, from east to west.
The district is located between Cleveland on the east and Toledo on the west rest communities large and small, from the steel city of Lorain to Oregon on the Maumee Bay. The Ninth District has both the most densely populated community in Ohio, Lakewood, and arguably the least — the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.
With a levy renewal request headed for the March ballot, members of the Woodmore school board Tuesday organized for 2016 and informally discussed what they see as priorities for the school district.
Members selected incumbent Joe Liszak as the board president and Sam Preston, who was elected to the board in November, as vice president.
Liszak on Wednesday told The Press he would like to see more input from the public and said the board will have to demonstrate “fiscal responsibility and viability” to gain the public’s trust and garner support for the upcoming levy renewal.
The levy, originally approved by voters in May 2011 as an emergency measure, generates about $600,000 annually.
No results found.