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Dr. Justin Chaffin, research scientist for The Ohio State University's Stone Lab and Ohio Sea Grant, along with partners across Ohio and Michigan, has received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to study what causes Lake Erie algal blooms to become toxic. The study, which will incorporate both computer modeling and hands-on laboratory experiments, is focused on providing more guidance to water utilities on when they should plan to treat drinking water for algal toxins.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued a Water Quality Certification for the NEXUS natural gas pipeline following a review to ensure the project complies with Ohio law and is protective of the environment and public health.

NEXUS Gas Transmission LLC is proposing to install 209 miles of new 36-inch diameter mainline pipeline and associated above ground facilities in Ohio before it heads into Michigan and Canada. It starts in Columbiana County in eastern Ohio, then goes northwest across the state into the counties of Stark, Summit, Medina, Lorain, Erie, Huron, Sandusky, Henry, Wayne, Fulton, Wood and Lucas before ending at the Ohio-Michigan state line. It will eventually head into upstate Michigan before it will connect to an existing pipeline in Ontario, Canada.

By Press Staff Writer

        Two months after starting his career with the Walbridge Police Department, Echo is becoming acclimated to his job, says his handler Officer Nick Colwell.

        The 34-pound German shepherd was 16 weeks old last week and divides his time between  training sessions with Colwell in the Medina, Ohio area, riding on patrol, and living with Colwell when off duty.

       The second town hall meeting in eastern Lucas County to discuss agricultural districts and the Current Agricultural Use Valuation program is scheduled for Oct. 12 at the City of Oregon administration building, 5330 Seaman Rd.

        The meeting, hosted by the Lucas County auditor’s office, starts at 6:30 p.m.

        Local officials were among those who testified recently in favor of a bill pending in the Ohio House of Representatives that would expand patrol jurisdiction on interstate highways to include police departments in townships with populations of 5,000 or more.

         Current law restricts officers in townships of less than 50,000 from patrolling on interstate roadways.

 

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