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Toledo Moves Forward With Water Plant Plans

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Now that the City of Toledo is determined to acquire almost 30 houses in the Collins Park Avenue neighborhood in Toledo, questions are finally being asked. Without question, clean water is a basic necessity of our society. The federal government propounds mandates which must be followed. These mandates are necessary to protect the public from … Continue Reading

Ohio Farm Bureau Continues Its Positive Activities

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The Ohio Farm Bureau is sending a speaker to Seneca County, Ohio, to discuss the issues related to oil pipelines being located in the area. The Farm Bureau remains skeptical about this process given the difficulty the owners have had with pipeline companies in the past. http://www.reviewtimes.com/Issues/2013/Jun/04/ar_news_060413_story5.asp?d=060413_story5,2013,Jun,04&c=n During the briefing Arnold will discuss developments involving interstate, … Continue Reading

Utilities Go To The Market To Obtain Alternate Energy Resources

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In a well thought out annotation in The Midwest Energy News, a posting by Ken Pauman covers a number of articles in which utilities are looking to take part in alternative energy resource production. A review of the article covers its annotation of many other important articles covering the subject. http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2013/05/29/dd-utilities-see-threat-from-solar-seek-piece-of-the-market/ SOLAR: Utilities acknowledge distributed … Continue Reading

Opportunity Corridor Monies Move Into Place For Cleveland

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  Unlike almost any other local newspaper in the country, The Cleveland Plain Dealer covers one of the most important local issues. Transportation is where all of us seem to spend about ten to 20 percent of our time. Only The Cleveland Plain Dealer understands the importance of covering transportation issues. Every community needs a … Continue Reading

Detroit Canada Bridge to Benefit Michigan and Ohio

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  The Toledo Blade takes a somewhat different and even more positive outlook towards the Detroit International Trade Crossing/ DRIC Bridge than even the Michigan papers. The Blade recognizes the importance to Ohio of Detroit’s second international bridge crossing. It is interesting to note that the Ohio legislature passed a resolution supporting this proposed International … Continue Reading

Spectra Meetings Continue in Ohio

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As part of its OPEN route traversing Ohio, Spectra continues with meetings in the affected Counties. The Midstream gas project will be in Cleveland for the next two years. A large number of land acquisitions will be required throughout the route.   http://www.morningjournalnews.com/page/content.detail/id/546983/Spectra-outlines-pipeline-project.html?nav=5006   The Houston-based Spectra announced in December 2011 its intention to build a … Continue Reading

How to Handle a Major Spill

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/us/oil-pipeline-ruptures-in-arkansas.html?_r=0 Spilling 200,000 gallons of crude oil is always a problem. However, one should note the quick reaction of Exxon Mobil in placing the booms to contain the oil and bringing in enough vacuum trucks to attempt a rapid and complete clean up. When utilities and oil companies want to work quickly to minimize the … Continue Reading

Toledo’s McCord Road Project Moves Forward

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The Lucas County Road Commission, collaborating with the Ohio Department of Transportation, is moving forward to engineer and build its first railroad underpass. The complications in the construction of overpasses and underpasses are always substantial. Temporary roads must be built prior to the final project. The interferences with businesses can be substantial. Safety is issue … Continue Reading

Toledo Water Plant Expansion Moves Forward

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The City of Toledo has taken initial steps to move forward with its much needed water plant expansion. In accord with Ohio law, the City Attorney is first attempting to negotiate sales prior to initiating eminent domain proceedings. http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2013/03/06/Toledo-City-Council-sets-aside-funds-for-plant-expansion.html Dave Leffler, Toledo’s commissioner of plant operations, said the city sent 28 homeowners letters to solicit … Continue Reading

Ohio Farm Bureau Gets It Right Again on Land Use

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  An energy specialist with the Ohio Farm Bureau explained to Stuebenville property owners that simply leasing for a payment may destroy the long-term use of a property. People need good advice to obtain a reasonable agreement with sophisticated oil and shale leasing companies. The Ohio Farm Bureau recognizes the problem and that is why … Continue Reading

City Seeks Out Water Plant Expansion

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The City of Toledo recognizes that the EPA will require to expand its water plant. For the time being, the City will offer normal "willing-buyer, willing-seller" options to owners. http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2013/03/06/Toledo-City-Council-sets-aside-funds-for-plant-expansion.html#hrpiuZfTbTmv2arv.99 Toledo City Council has approved setting aside $700,000 to buy property in East Toledo for a mandated expansion of the city’s drinking water treatment plant. … Continue Reading

Jaeger Road Widening Moves Forward in Lorain, Ohio

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The Lorain City Council has finally approved the widening of Jaeger Road. The twenty foot easement widening will have some affect on the adjacent properties, and many objections have been raised by the adjacent owners. There are so few road widenings in the upper Midwest made by cities, this comes almost as a surprise. http://morningjournal.com/articles/2013/03/02/news/doc5131815a23075100151955.txt … Continue Reading

When Police Powers Are More Than Police Powers

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The Herald Tribune does quite an unbalanced job on a condo association adjacent property. Entrance onto the property for installation and maintenance of an alleged anti-pollution device will affect the condos and their value. Apparently, the scrivener of the article believes that because there is a safety need specifically touching one property, somehow payment for … Continue Reading

Ohio Farm Bureau Continues Its Positive Activities

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  The importance of farm bureaus involvement in eminent domain legislation is paramount. Wherever the local farm bureaus become involved in the eminent domain process, property rights are protected. The best examples are Virginia and Michigan. The Ohio Farm Bureau is attempting to do the same in its jurisdiction and should be congratulated.     … Continue Reading

Ohio Power Siting Board to Hold Public Hearings for Clark and Delaware Counties

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The Ohio Power Siting Board will be holding hearings on a proposed 60 mile high voltage utility line on January 23. The line will have important consequences for those around the route. Those who are near the line propose a different route. http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local/hearings-to-be-held-on-60-mile-power-line/nTm7f/ The Ohio Power Siting Board will hold public hearings next week on … Continue Reading