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Coffee with
the President
Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy invites the community to a “Coffee with the President” event Thursday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. on the school campus, 3225 Pickle Rd., Oregon.
During the informal 30-minute conversation, attendees will learn about the current state of the school, with updates on academics, fall athletics, the expansion of the EdChoice Program, which now includes all Ohio families.
Contact Janet (Navarre) Hohenberger '07 at to RSVP or with any questions or visit

Panel discussion on
‘Justice for All’ set
A Unitarian Action Panel Discussion titled, “…and Justice for All” will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 3205 Glendale Ave., Toledo.
Attendees will find out how they can support organizations in Lucas County which are working to achieve “justice for all” and prevent inequities in housing, health care, legal affairs, the workplace and education due to discriminatory practices.
Speakers will include:
• Scot Henshaw, board of directors vice chair, Equality Toledo.
` • Doni Miller, CEO, Neighborhood Health Association.
• George Thomas, CEO and general counsel, Fair Housing Center.
• Alexii Collins, racial justice director, YWCA.
• Judge Timothy Kuhlman, Toledo Municipal Court.
• Jennifer Behnfeldt, child advocate, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality.
• Tonya Robinson staff attorney, Legal Aid of Western Ohio.
Questions from the audience will be encouraged. For more information, contact Judy Paschalis, Unitarian Action Chair, at 419-346-4895 or

Zoning commission
to discuss changes
The Clay Township Zoning Commission will meet Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. to discuss new zoning amendments and changes to the township zoning resolutions.
The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the township administration office, 21774 Holts East Rd.
For information contact David Dunn, zoning inspector, at 419-855-2079.

Road projects to
start this week
Ottawa County and several townships have contracted to have roads paved this week.
Work is scheduled to start Sept. 5 on Fostoria Road, from Walbridge East to Curtice East and West. The planned completion date is Sept. 8.
Crews will also start Sept. 5 on Portage River South Road, from Slemmer Portage to Harris Salem. Sept. 8 is the scheduled completion date.
Kokosing is the contractor for both projects. Crews will work 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Traffic will be maintained for roads listed as “one lane” but delays should be expected.
Paulsen Road, from Boysen to Little Portage, and Linker-Portage, from the Sandusky County line to Elmore Eastern, will also be reduced to one lane starting Sept. 5. Work is expected to be completed Sept. 6.
Lickert-Harder, from State Rt. 105 to State Rt. 163, will be under a full closure during the same period.
Henry W. Bergman, Inc., is the contractor for the three projects. Crews will work 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Restoration project
at wildlife area
is underway

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife has closed the access road and boat ramp at Little Portage Wildlife Area in Ottawa County for restoration efforts and improved water management.
A new parking area will be constructed off Darr-Hopfinger Road to provide continued access to the wildlife area.
Little Portage Wildlife Area is the site of an ongoing H2Ohio project to restore wetland habitat. This project will revitalize the area’s ecosystem and improve water quality for the benefit of the surrounding communities. As part of the restoration efforts, the existing road will be removed and replaced with a water distribution channel to allow for better water level management.
The wildlife area covers 407 acres and is located six miles west of Port Clinton. It is bounded on the west by the Little Portage River and on the north by the Portage River. The area boasts a diverse and delicate ecosystem, primarily river marsh. Closure of the public road and boat ramp will minimize disturbance to wildlife that call the area home. The project is expected to be completed this winter.
The wildlife area is popular among waterfowl hunters. During the upcoming early goose and teal hunting season, as well as the regular waterfowl season, hunters may park at the east end of the property to access the area. The wildlife area will remain open to hunters, although hunting opportunities may be impacted by construction activities and low water levels.

Plan commission
to hear zoning
change requests
Zoning issues in Troy and Middleton townships will be on the agenda of the Sept. 5 meeting of the Wood County Planning Commission.
The commission is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. at the county office building in Bowling Green to hear the zoning items.
The Troy Township Zoning Commission has submitted two proposed text amendments to the current township zoning resolution that address dormitories and trucking terminals.
In Middleton Township, an application has been submitted an application to rezone a 30-acre parcel from an A-1 agricultural zoning classification to an R-4 multiple dwelling zoning classification.
The application was submitted by Jerome Parker on behalf of the Karnitis Family, LLC.

Trash pick-up
delayed for Labor
Day holiday
Republic Services will be adjusting the Monday collection schedule in observance of Labor Day on Sept. 4. This will cause a one-day delay to the normal schedule. Residents are asked to check that materials are placed curbside by 6 a.m. (depending on local ordinances) to ensure all items are collected.
Residents are reminded to bag all trash prior to placing it in trash carts or containers. This will reduce any residual debris from blowing out of the truck during the collection process. This does not apply to the recycling collection service.


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