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There is concern about Asian carp reaching the Great Lakes, but is anyone concerned about the term “Asian” carp?

There is no such thing, technically — “Asian” carp is a “garbage word” for four species of invasive fish from the same family (Cyprinidae), says biologist Dr. Patrick Kocovsky. The family also includes emerald shiners, minnows, and other fish related to carp.

However, one species of Asian carp, grass carp, is already spawning in the Great Lakes. Dr. Kocovsky says researching grass carp could provide the gateway to keeping other Asian Carp species, which are more of a threat to the lake’s ecology, from flourishing in the Great Lakes.

A request to renew a levy will again be before voters this year in the Woodmore School District.

The board of education is planning to vote Tuesday on the second of two resolutions required for placing the issue on the August ballot.

Last week, board members voted 4-1 to begin the process for placing on the ballot a renewal request for a $600,000 emergency levy originally approved in 2011.

Joe Liszak, board president, voted against the measure, saying he’d rather have the issue on the November ballot.

Toledo City Council unanimously approved a Special Use Permit (SUP) for a new convenience store in East Toledo, despite opposition from the Toledo City Plan Commission.

The building, at 2346 Seaman Street, where the store will operate, has been vacant for years. Additional parcels at the site, which abuts a residential neighborhood on Van Buren Street, include 2340 and 2344 Seaman Street.

Built in 1912, the two-story brick building with apartments housed at one time a neighborhood candy store.

Developers of the Oregon Clean Energy project want to build a second natural gas-fired electric generating plant in the city, according to city officials.

It would be similar to the Oregon Clean Energy plant, an 800 megawatt gas-fired electric generating plant currently under construction at 816 Lallendorf Rd.

The second plant, described as an “expansion,” would be located next to Oregon Clean Energy.

Developers William Siderewicz, a managing partner of North America Project Development LLC, a Boston based energy group, and William Martin, also a managing partner with the development firm, have already contacted the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, according to Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley.

Oregon City Council recently amended the city’s contract with the Oregon Senior Center that reallocates funding to meet the changing needs of seniors.

In November 2013, voters approved a five-year 0.5-mill property tax levy to expand senior center services in the city. The revenue provides enhanced services to the senior center.

Following passage of the levy, the city allocated revenue toward certain senior services, including transportation, nutrition, medical screening, support services, health and wellness, fellowship and/or family respite, recreation and socialization.

The amendment included a drop in some of those services, while others, such as transportation, went up.

road construction delays

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