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Mercy pulls permit for $8.6 million, 90-bed addition
Given the recent cutbacks and employee buy-outs from Northwest Ohio’s two major healthcare institutions, our region is getting an unexpected dose of good news from Mercy St. Charles. Danis, a nationally-known healthcare construction company, has pulled a building permit for an $8.6 million expansion of the hospital, according to Jim Gilmore, commissioner of the City of Oregon’s Building and Zoning Inspection Department.
The Village of Oak Harbor is looking for a new administrator.
Members of village council accepted the resignation of administrator Robert Pauley in the final moments of Tuesday’s council meeting.
Pauley sat silently at his desk adjacent to council as Mayor Bill Eberle read the resignation letter submitted to him a week ago. No one on council seemed surprised.
Oregon is considering purchasing a waterline easement from Aldi on Navarre Avenue so that a fire hydrant can be installed on adjacent property owned by Rudy’s Hot Dog.
The city has been talking with the owner of Rudy’s to build a restaurant on the property, though it is just in the talking stage, according to Administrator Mike Beazley.
A group of local business owners gathered Wednesday with hopes of discussing bringing more arts based programs to East Toledo.
Led by District 3 Councilman Mike Craig, the focus of the meeting involved revitalizing Main Street.
“When I first came on, we were counting on the Marina District to help with developing,” said Craig. “But tonight, we’re going to shift things around and have Main Street help the Marina District.”
A week after hearing a proposal by Lake Township trustee Jeff Pettit to consider raising cemetery fees, the board of trustees did just that, passing a resolution that increases fees for setting foundations and for burials.
The increases go into effect Feb. 1.
The foundation fees are based on the size of stone and go up for each 6-inch increase in the size of the stone: from $165 for a 2-foot stone to $420 for a 7-foot stone.
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