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The Kmart on Navarre Avenue in Oregon recently closed for good, but its contents — specifically the jewelry cases — will become an asset to the Harbor View Historical Society, according to Michael Joseph, curator of the museum.

Once the area’s last remaining Kmart closed, Joseph purchased the display cases for the museum and, with the help of Musil Movers, the display cases arrived at their new home one week later.

“We worked with Kmart corporate to purchase the display cases at a greatly reduced price.  They are greatly needed at our museum for our artifacts, souvenirs, and display usage for other events like our annual craft shows,” said Joseph.  “It’s great when corporate entities work with us to find new needs for something that otherwise would just be thrown out.”

        Lucas County Commissioners recently expressed their support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s rejection last month of the Ohio EPA’s 2016 list of impaired waters in Ohio, which had failed to include the impairment designation of Ohio’s portion of the open waters of Western Lake Erie.

        “We’re gratified the U.S. EPA is enforcing the Clean Water Act and requiring the State of Ohio to follow the law,” said Commissioner Carol Contrada. “This is a significant move to protect drinking water and the health of Lake Erie. This will provide the accountability that 11 million citizens that are affected by the health of Lake Erie expect.”

        Commissioner Pet Gerken said that the Ohio EPA has received Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding since 2011 to monitor nutrient levels in the western basin.

        Oregon City Council on Monday will hold a public hearing at 8 p.m. on a request for a Special Use Exception for the construction of a senior housing complex at 4436 Navarre Avenue, near the senior center.

        The applicant, Carol Keller, is seeking the Special Use in an R-1 Low Density Residential Zoning District for the purpose of constructing the multiple family senior housing development.

        Previous plans for the project had been proposed for a different location earlier last year. That development was to be on three parcels on Munding Drive near Mercy St. Charles Hospital. The site was backed up to I-280 to the south, adjacent to the Orchard Villa nursing home.

        Residents filled Northwood City Council chambers on Jan. 25 to listen to economic development ideas for the former site of the Woodville Mall.

        The main mall structure was razed in 2014 due to structural issues. The city acquired the property at a sheriff’s sale in February 2016 for $200,000. Since then, it has been cleaning up the site, including the removal of asbestos. With the cleanup nearly complete, the city hasn’t yet decided whether the property should be for commercial, industrial, or residential development. Or maybe even a combination of the three.

        The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public information session and hearing on Tuesday to accept comments about a permit modification to add corrective actions for closed waste cells at Envirosafe Services of Ohio Inc

        Comments will be accepted by the Ohio EPA until Feb. 23.

        The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Oregon City Council Chambers, 5330 Seaman Road. During the session, Ohio EPA officials will present information about the corrective measures and answer questions. During the hearing, which will immediately follow the information session, the public can submit comments for the record regarding the proposed action, according to the Ohio EPA.

 

 

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