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Fremont board ponders tax issueLevy would replace aging middle schoolBy CHAUNCEY ALCORNBLADE STAFF WRITERFREMONT - Fremont City Schools officials are considering placing a levy on the November ballot to raise the money needed to build a replacement middle school.The school board voted Monday to participate in the Ohio School Facilities Commission's Exceptional Needs Program, which ranks Fremont Middle School No. 1 on its list of Ohio school building in the most need of replacement.
Fremont to spend millions fixing water, sewer systemBy CHAUNCEY ALCORNBLADE STAFF WRITERFREMONT - The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency yesterday approved design plans for construction in Fremont of an estimated $20 million reservoir, which the agency is requiring the city build to filter toxins from its Sandusky River drinking water supply.On top of that, Mayor Terry Overmyer said, the Ohio EPA is making the city install unnecessary separate wastewater and stormwater systems, which will drive Fremont $70 million to $90 million in debt and put a burden on businesses that will deter new businesses.Contact Chauncey Alcorn at:email@example.com 419-724-6168.
The building actually looks newer than 1891; I would have said 1910's/20's.Demolition would be ashame with its location in front of the little park (with the crazy fountain) and adjacent to the courthouse.
Dam removal might bring walleye boomSaturday, June 28, 2008D'Arcy EganPlain Dealer ColumnistFremont, Ohio- The Ballville Dam on the Sandusky River will mark its 100th birthday in 2011, and state officials hope to celebrate by removing the badly aging structure.As soon as a new reservoir is tentatively completed in 2012 to provide drinking water for the city of Fremont, replacing a sediment-filled lake behind Ballville Dam, the Sandusky River dam will not be needed. It will take awhile for the river channels behind the dam to match the channel below the dam. When that happens, spawning walleye will be able to swim many miles upriver in spring - as walleye and sturgeon did a century ago - and enjoy vast stretches of prime spawning habitat.To reach this Plain Dealer reporter:firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-999-5158
Your seeing that sort of thing all over! I do like the environmental effects that come from it! Where is this new reservoir going? Did I miss that?
That school demolition thing is sad. Ohio has been on a demolition rampage lately in regards to school "reconstruction." The state prefers demolition over renovation, and they're not even giving renovation a fair argument. It's all part of the collective fetish for self-destruction that is rampant in Ohio.
Island House ready for reopeningPORT CLINTON -- After being closed for nearly three years, the historic city hotel that housed movie stars, famous athletes and politicians in its heyday is almost ready to open for guests, an official said.The Island House Inn could take guests this weekend if it passes an Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office inspection conducted Tuesday afternoon for its occupancy permit, said Larry Freedman of Re/Max Lakeshore Realty. Officials had planned to open for the Fourth of July weekend but did not have the necessary permits, he said.E-mail Kristina Smith Horn at email@example.com.
Fremont to spend millions fixing water, sewer systemPhotoZoom | Photo ReprintsBy CHAUNCEY ALCORNBLADE STAFF WRITERFREMONT - The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency yesterday approved design plans for construction in Fremont of an estimated $20 million reservoir, which the agency is requiring the city build to filter toxins from its Sandusky River drinking water supply.On top of that, Mayor Terry Overmyer said, the Ohio EPA is making the city install unnecessary separate wastewater and stormwater systems, which will drive Fremont $70 million to $90 million in debt and put a burden on businesses that will deter new businesses.Contact Chauncey Alcorn at:firstname.lastname@example.org 419-724-6168.
City trying to clean up site of factoryFREMONT -- The city is taking a step to try and clean up an east side neighborhood that has been the site of a vacant factory for the past four years.AdvertisementCity council members passed an ordinance Thursday night that allows Mayor Terry Overmyer to file an application for the Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund. Obtaining the grant would allow the Clauss Cutlery property to be cleaned up. The site is located on Pine Street.E-mail Leslie Bixler at email@example.com
Railroad deal could be boost to local businessFREMONT — A railroad transportation pact announced Monday could potentially save area businesses money and energize others.AdvertisementAn agreement between the Lake Erie Business Park, Bob Sweeney Jr. and R. Good Logistics was announced during a Fremont Rotary Club meeting at the Fremont Country Club. The pact makes R. Good Logistics the rail operator at the Lake Erie Business Park, located just west of Port Clinton, and will service more than a 100-mile radius of Port Clinton. The agreement takes effect immediately.
FREMONT -- After residents voted for the new middle school in November, the district is now in the process of selling the current building--an option they were given by the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission.E-mail Leslie Bixler at firstname.lastname@example.org