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After over 100 hours of surveying, Clay High School environmental science and biology teacher Dennis Slotnick says no evidence exists that the school’s wind turbine poses a threat to wildlife.

Slotnick said Ohio Department of Natural Resource protocols were used for the bird kill searches at the two Eisenhower turbines and the Clay turbine.

So far, only one red bat was found under the turbine last November. Slotnick says an independent searcher from the University of Toledo along with Clay students have found zero bird kills.

Representatives of The Home Depot have indicated they plan to attend this week’s meeting of the Troy Township trustees and offer more details about a planned distribution center the company is considering, Matthew Brinker, a trustee said.

The trustees will hold their regular meeting June 26 at 7 p.m. at the fire hall on Krotzer Avenue in the Village of Luckey.

In May, the township zoning commission approved site plans submitted by the company for about 150 acres located south of U.S. 20.

Outgoing Oregon City Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Zalar said his replacement will face several challenges in the district, including garnering additional school funding, new state and federal mandates, and the state report cards.

“School funding will continue to be a challenge for public education,” said Zalar. “At some point in the near future, the district will need to secure additional operating funds or be forced to make some difficult decisions that will impact the quality of education for students.”

The district will also have to deal with new, unfunded, state and federal mandates being imposed on public education, he said.

The condition of the Lake Township Cemetery, including its finances, came up for discussion Tuesday after a resident told township trustees she saw grass left untrimmed around many headstones .

Marge Willman said she was dismayed during a recent visit to the cemetery on Walbridge Road to see some headstones obscured from view by tall grass.

Melanie Bowen, who chairs the board of trustees, said the board hasn’t hired seasonal help for the 40-acre cemetery as an austerity measure.

Improvements planned for Camp Perry

Work will begin by the end of this month on a $2.9 million improvement project at Camp Perry, including replacing World War II-era Quonset huts and upgrade storm drainage systems and installing new sidewalks.

Completion is scheduled for December, said U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur, who serves on the defense sub-committee of the House Appropriations Committee.

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