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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2006, 06:02:22 PM »
From the 7/26/06 Toledo Blade:


PHOTO: Engineers examine the observation deck of Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial.  ( THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON )

PHOTO: Put-in-Bay visitors strain for a view of the work above them.


2nd piece of granite dislodged
Perry monument is inspected


PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio - Engineers examined the granite observation deck of Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial yesterday to check the condition of the 52 fascia stones on the observation deck, and in the process dislodged another, smaller chunk that fell 317 feet to the plaza.

The National Park Service ordered the inspection because a 500-pound piece of granite broke off about 9 p.m. on June 22, punching a hole in the plaza below. The impact created a 2 1/2-foot-wide crater.

A woman seated on a bench nearby wasn't hurt. The monument has been closed since then, pending an examination to determine whether it is safe to reopen.

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #71 on: July 28, 2006, 06:38:03 PM »
From the 7/28/06 Toledo Blade:


Perry site may reopen next month

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio - The closed Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial has been given the green light to reopen once a series of safety measures are implemented, the monument's superintendent said yesterday.

The announcement follows an assessment Wednesday by Vertical Access, an engineering firm, and Quinn Evans, an architectural firm, of the monument's fascia stones.

The column, completed in 1915 and dedicated to Comm. Oliver Hazard Perry's 1813 victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie, was closed June 22 after a 500-pound piece of granite fascia fell from the 317-foot level, crashing onto the plaza.

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #72 on: July 28, 2006, 07:30:49 PM »
All of this has made me realize that I haven't been up there since I was a kid...would make a nice trip...

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #73 on: August 01, 2006, 06:26:21 PM »
From the 8/1/06 Port Clinton News Herald:


Three developers eye Waters Works Park project
By DAN DEARTH
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PORT CLINTON -- Three private developers are showing interest in developing Water Works Park with commercial business.

Councilman Jeff Morgan said a selection committee comprising city officials and businessmen will meet later this week to decide whether one or more of the proposals meet a list of 17 criteria that the city established for the park's development.

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #74 on: August 05, 2006, 06:18:57 PM »
Erie County MetroParks will consider dog park
Toledo Blade, 7/25/06

The Erie County MetroParks soon may join communities that offer pet owners access to a dog park, a fenced-in, grassy place where pooches can run without leashes.

The dog park committee has raised $7,053 toward that goal.

The park district, citing area residents’ requests for such a park, plans a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Frost Center in Osborn Park to discuss the project and potential sites on one of the district’s properties.

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #75 on: August 05, 2006, 06:42:26 PM »
From the 8/5/06 Port Clinton News Herald:


Questions posed about Water Works Park project
By DAN DEARTH
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PORT CLINTON --A city councilman is concerned the development of Water Works Park might stall before it begins, according to an e-mail he sent Friday to other council members.

Councilman Glenn Chapman said the committee that was formed to choose a developer for the project had better beware not to make the project too grand or risk public backlash.

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #76 on: August 11, 2006, 09:55:31 AM »
Lakeview Park dedicated in July 8 ceremony
Port Clinton News Herald, 7/27/06

The ribbon cutting and open house for completion of Phase 1 of the restoration of Lakeview Park took place July 8.

The welcome was given by Roseanne Barker, chair of the open house/family day at the park. Introductions to politicians, contractors, volunteers and City of Port Clinton workers, was given by Barbara Gangluff and Linda Hartlaub.  The committee thanks all contributors to the renovation of Lakeview Park and especially those who donated sidewalk squares, brick pavers and park benches.  All will have their names engraved on the permanent Contributors Wall.

Rich Babcock, Safety Service Director for the City of Port Clinton, said that there are 100,000 people who use Lakeview Park each season.
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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #77 on: August 12, 2006, 01:24:07 PM »
From the 8/12/06 Port Clinton News Herald:

Group opposed to mega-dairy farms plays to packed GHS gym
By LESLIE BIXLER
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GIBSONBURG -- Area residents jammed Gibsonburg the High School gymnasium Thursday evening to get information about two large dairy farms that may be coming to the area.  The meeting was conducted by the Citizens Protecting our Resources, an organization that hopes to keep the mega-dairy farms from moving to the area.

CPR trustee Steve Younker presented information through a power point presentation on the two permits for Woodville and Scott Townships from the Department of Agriculture.  Younker also informed the citizens that Vreba Hoff Dairy of Wauseon is the driving force behind the mega-dairy farms and they recruit Dutch farmers to operate them.

Currently, both Woodville and Scott Townships are in a review process with the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #78 on: August 13, 2006, 08:04:24 PM »
On budget, on schedule
Port Clinton News Herald, 8/2/06

Along one of the area’s most heavily traveled roads, orange cones and huge mounds of earth sit alongside the pavement as construction crews work on widening and improving the street.

For months, residents traveling along Ohio 53 North have dealt with closed ramps, bottlenecked traffic and concrete dividers as construction crews widen the road to four lanes between the Ohio Turnpike and North Street, replace the bridges in the path and install more efficient traffic signals.

Andrea Voogd, public information officer for the Ohio Department of Transportation, said the project is on budget and, barring any unforeseen circumstances, is on schedule. The $14.8 million project is scheduled to be completed in September 2007. Voogd said Great Lakes Construction was hired to complete the project.

In the meantime, the westside lanes were closed Monday, and traffic was switched to the new eastside lanes. The Booktown Road intersection was also closed to access from Ohio 53. Last Monday, the westbound U.S. 20 off and on ramps to U.S. 53 also closed, according to information from ODOT. The closures are expected to take between 20 and 30 days.
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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #79 on: August 24, 2006, 06:55:40 PM »
From the 8/23/06 Toledo Blade:


Perry memorial to reopen
Studies give green light for visits starting Saturday


PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio - Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, closed since late June when a 500-pound chunk of granite fell 317 feet, will reopen Saturday, the park superintendent said yesterday.

The National Park Service has conducted two engineering studies that determined the 13 fascia stones on the observation deck above the north entrance are secure, Superintendent Andy Ferguson said.

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #80 on: August 29, 2006, 06:13:19 PM »
Port Clinton Road bridge work begins Tuesday
Fremont News-Messenger, 9/1/06

Construction begins Tuesday on the Port Clinton Road bridge over Muskellunge Creek.  The road will be closed to through traffic from Northcrest Drive to Schwartz Drive until Nov. 15.  The bridge is a federally funded project.  Fort Defiance Construction will construct the bridge at a cost of $631,586.35.
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« Reply #81 on: September 14, 2006, 06:04:15 PM »
From the 9/13/06 Port Clinton News Herald:


Five apartments have sold in old City Hall
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PORT CLINTON -- The buyers of old City Hall said Tuesday they already have sold five of the 19 available apartments that will occupy the limestone landmark once renovation begins sometime within the next year.

Grafton attorney Donald E. Longwell Jr., a co-owner of the building, told council during its Tuesday meeting the goal is to start building apartments by year's end. If everything goes well, people can start moving in sometime this spring or early summer.
   
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« Reply #82 on: September 16, 2006, 02:52:32 PM »
From the 9/15/06 Toledo Blade:


Port Clinton site to house 19 condos by summer '07
By JIM SIELICKI
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PORT CLINTON - A Lorain County firm that specializes in developing new uses for old buildings plans to have 19 condominiums in Port Clinton's historic City Hall and fire station ready for occupancy by next summer.

Ken Bublinec, president of a construction firm associated with Lighthouse Historic Development of Grafton, Ohio, said yesterday the exterior of the downtown landmark will be preserved.

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« Reply #83 on: September 18, 2006, 05:27:01 PM »
From the 9/15/06 Port Clinton News Herald:


Marblehead shopping center planned
By KRISTINA SMITH
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MARBLEHEAD -- Downtown has the potential to be a mecca for locals and tourists seeking unique stores and outdoor, waterfront dining, a developer said.  Bob Keller, Marblehead resident and former Bay Point Marina co-owner, plans to build a $1 million themed shopping center that he wants popular village diner Marblehead Galley to anchor on Main Street.

"(People) can always go to a mall," Keller said. "They're trying to get where it'd be a destination. It's got to be unique."  The center would be built at the current Galley location, 718 W. Main St., he said.  He would tear down the building and put the restaurant into the 1,400-square-foot center.

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #84 on: September 22, 2006, 05:56:17 PM »
New park in the works
Port Clinton News Herald, 9/26/06

Within the next few years, Port Clinton officials will open a new park for open-field sporting events on the city's east end.  Workers finished clearing brush and trees Monday at the future site of East Gate Park, a 2.76-acre stretch of land that sits between City Hall and Lakeview Estates apartments, said Jennifer Burris, city administrative assistant.

Mayor Tom Brown said Port Clinton bought the property from Ottawa County in 2000 using $31,360 from an Ohio Nature Works grant. The total amount of that grant was unavailable, but he thought it was about $40,000.  The park is intended, he said, to give children who live in Lakeview Estates a place to play near their homes.
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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #85 on: September 29, 2006, 05:45:30 PM »
From the 9/29/06 Port Clinton News Herald:

Otterbein North Shore breaks ground for a new concept in nursing homes
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Otterbein North Shore had a groundbreaking Tuesday for a Licensed Nursing Home, which will be built at its 9400 North Shore Boulevard location.  This nursing home will be a new concept in nursing care and will complete a continuum of care on this campus, one of five Otterbein Homes' sites throughout Ohio.
   
This home will be named the Jane Baker House. When Jane Baker of Catawba heard that Otterbein North Shore was raising funds to purchase ten nursing beds and build a nursing home she told husband, Lee she'd like to help. Learning more about the new concept convinced them they had made the right decision. "I like the idea. It just makes sense to me," said Lee.
 
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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #86 on: October 10, 2006, 12:54:09 AM »
From the 10/6/06 Toledo Blade:

Ohio EPA OKs destruction of wetlands for boat slips

MIDDLE BASS ISLAND, Ohio — State regulators yesterday authorized the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to destroy 4.25 acres of wetlands so it can increase the number of boat slips at the island’s marina.  The permit was issued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

The Ohio DNR, which owns the marina, has agreed to create, enhance, or protect 42.96 acres of new or existing wetlands to compensate for the loss. The state, which has acquired 141 acres on Middle Bass since 2001, is spending $11.4 million on the marina and related improvements to the island. When completed, the marina — which now has 130 boat slips — will have 360.

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #87 on: October 10, 2006, 06:34:31 PM »
From the 10/5/06 Port Clinton News Herald:

PHOTO: Alvada Construction is nearing completion of the new MRDD administration building in Lakewinds Industrial Park in Salem Township. The new office is scheduled to open Nov. 22.  Polly Ann Bauman/News Herald

PHOTO: Carpenters Chuck Marsh, 39, of Fremont and Todd Wentling, 38, of Carey work on the roof of the new MRDD building. On the ground is Russ Allen, 46, of Rising Sun.

 
Ottawa County Transportation agency, MRDD get new buildings
By KRISTINA SMITH
Staff writer


SALEM TOWNSHIP -- When Ottawa County Transportation Agency workers wash the organization's buses, they park them in a gravel parking lot and use a garden hose, an official said.  The agency's facility on Lakeshore Drive just outside Port Clinton is too small to accommodate the large vehicles in a garage and doesn't have the capability to add a high-pressure car wash area, OCTA Director Bill Lowe said.

"It's pretty tough to wash a 44-foot bus with a garden hose," Lowe said. "In the winter time it's really inconvenient."

But the agency's cleaning woes should end in April when it moves into a new, $1.7 million building on North Toussaint South Road in Salem Township near the Lakewinds Industrial Park. Construction on the building that will include five wash bays and an office area should begin by the end of the month, Lowe said.

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #88 on: October 11, 2006, 11:49:16 PM »
From the 10/11/06 Port Clinton News Herald:

Developer could get deal
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PORT CLINTON -- A housing developer could get a break on sewer and water tap-in fees if City Council passes legislation introduced during its Tuesday night meeting.  Council held the first of three readings on a resolution that would allow Millennia Housing Ltd. and WSOS CAC Inc. to lock in this year's tap-in rates to build a 54-unit development on Fremont Road before rates increase in 2007.  In return, the developers must install the taps within the next 18 months.

Councilman Glenn Chapman said they'll have to pay $1,500 each for water and sewer taps, plus a 50 percent surcharge because the city has to extend its lines into Bay Township.  Once the surcharge is added, this year's fees would add up to $2,250 for water and $2,250 for sewer, he said.  In 2007, the tap-in fees increases to $2,500.  The 50 percent surcharge still applies if the service extends past city limits.  The proposed development is located next to Bay Meadows Apartments, east of the County Water Plant.
 
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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #89 on: October 14, 2006, 06:02:16 PM »
From the 10/12/06 Port Clinton News Herald:

Future uncertain for 53 shopping center
Harbor Light Landing will be handed over to bank
By DAN DEARTH
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PORTAGE TOWNSHIP -- The future appears unclear for Harbor Light Landing's remaining five tenants, given one of the shopping center's owners said Wednesday he must surrender the property's ownership to the First National Bank of Bellevue after business failed to meet expectations.  Harbor Light Landing co-owner Jeff Kolar blamed lackluster patronage and an inability to retain tenants for the financial downfall.  The most recent business to leave, he said, was Clipper's Seafood Buffet, which closed Sunday after opening in April.

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #90 on: October 15, 2006, 06:49:48 PM »
From the 10/10/06 Toledo Blade:


Week-long fee waiver set at Perry's memorial

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio - Visitors to Put-in-Bay will get a free ride to the top of Perry's victory column for a week beginning Monday, thanks to an engineering study that will impede part of the view from the top.

Andy Ferguson, superintendent of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, said yesterday the National Park Service decided to waive the $3 entrance fee between Monday and Oct. 27 while an assessment of the entire 352-foot column is conducted.

The project is being handled by the architectural and engineering firm of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates of Northbrook, Ill.

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Article published October 22, 2006

Port Clinton Armory fetches $120,000 at auction


PORT CLINTON - The Port Clinton Armory was sold for $120,000 yesterday to a local resident.

Sellers Russ and Marty Brown identified the buyer as Richard Kendall, of Port Clinton...
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« Reply #92 on: October 30, 2006, 05:15:07 PM »
Armory sells for $120K
Port Clinton News Herald, 10/23/06

After sitting empty for nearly three years, The Armory was sold Sunday to the highest bidder for $120,000.  Richard Kendall of Port Clinton placed the winning offer from a field of six bidders, said Russ Brown, former owner of The Armory, 135 W. Perry Street.

Although Kendall could not be reached for comment, Brown said he hoped that the auction would bring more lucrative bids, considering he put about $1.1 million into the building after buying it in 1994 for $95,000.  "(The auction) didn't bring anything near what we put into it," Brown said.  "But we're pleased that we were able to sell the building."

Brown and his wife, Marty, used The Armory for several things over the past decade, including a teen center and antique mall.
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« Reply #93 on: November 04, 2006, 10:03:48 AM »
East Harbor Park gets funds for park trail
Port Clinton News Herald, 10/31/06

Thirteen Ohio community trail projects have been recommended to receive a total of $928,928 in grants from the federal Recreational Trails Program, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  The grants support a variety of projects to create new trails and enhance others.  Locally, the East Harbor State Park will receive $9,928 to be used for the park trail.

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration and a portion of the federal gasoline tax support the Recreational Trails Program, which is administered in Ohio by ODNR.  The department reviews local applications and recommends grant recipients for final federal approval.  That approval is expected in the next several months.
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« Reply #94 on: November 07, 2006, 06:57:22 PM »
From the 10/24/06 Port Clinton News Herald:


Expansion bringing 70-100 jobs
Fenner-Dunlop’s $38 million project will make local plant the world’s biggest

By KRISTINA SMITH
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ERIE TOWNSHIP — Fenner-Dunlop will create 70-100 jobs through an expansion that would make the local plant the company’s largest and most technically advanced worldwide.

The $38 million project should be completed by 2008 and double the conveyer belt manufacturer’s output by using the most efficient and state-of-the-art equipment available, said Rob Giebel, Fenner-Dunlop North American president. Company belts are used globally in mining operations, such as Lafarge stone quarry in Marblehead, and other businesses, he said.

“We’ve never invested at the level we invested today,” Giebel said. “We will clearly be the leading edge in the world.”

E-mail Kristina Smith at mksmith@gannett.com

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #95 on: November 15, 2006, 06:40:30 PM »
From the 10/31/06 Toledo Blade:


Port Clinton plant granted tax credit

The state of Ohio job creation tax panel yesterday approved a 50 percent, six-year credit for Fenner Dunlop Inc., which will spend $38 million on a new manufacturing plant in Port Clinton.

That project, in Ottawa County, is to hire 75 workers making about $22 an hour to make wide steel cord belting for conveyor belts. It also is to retain 136 jobs.

The tax credit value is estimated at $469,000 and the company will be required to maintain operations there for 12 years. The firm plans to build a 75,000-square-foot building for manufacturing and offices.

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #96 on: December 06, 2006, 06:55:37 PM »
From the 11/17/06 Toledo Blade:


Port authority plans to aid manufacturer

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority will become the owner of a Port Clinton factory building so the manufacturer can avoid paying sales taxes on construction materials to build a 75,000 square-foot addition and expand its payroll.

With a favorable environmental review of the property as a condition, the port authority's board of directors agreed yesterday to receive title to the existing land and building at the Fenner Dunlop Belting Worldwide plant, and it will be the owner of the factory addition.

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #97 on: December 19, 2006, 06:38:10 PM »
From the 11/28/06 Lorain Morning Journal:


Waterfront development sparks calls for caution
By RICHARD PAYERCHIN, Sandusky Bureau Chief
11/28/2006


SANDUSKY -- Redeveloping Sandusky's waterfront City Hall site drew praise and calls for caution from city residents at the Sandusky City Commission meeting last night.

The issue prompted one of the longest commission presentations in recent memory as the commissioners spent 90 minutes reviewing aspects of the mixed-use development proposed by Sandusky Waterfront Complex LLC, a developer formed by people from CEG Development and Meacham & Apel Architects. Earlier this month, designer John Eymann and CEG's Gregory E. Hanner presented plans for a development of a path along the water, up to 300 condominiums, commercial space, a 150- to 180-room hotel, a conference center and a multiuse arena.

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #98 on: December 25, 2006, 08:43:40 PM »
From the 11/22/06 Port Clinton News Herald:


PHOTO: The former Water Works building at Jefferson and Perry streets.  Dan Dearth/News Herald

Plans for park unveiled
Proposals include a water park, retail shops, condos

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PORT CLINTON -- One of two developers that the city is courting to improve Water Works Park intends to spend $100 million to build, in part, a 220-room hotel and indoor water park.

Ken Puller Sr., founder of Puller Group Inc. of Indianapolis, said the blueprint also includes building condominiums, retail space and renovating the existing Water Works building into a museum and restaurant.

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« Reply #99 on: December 25, 2006, 08:46:29 PM »
Both from the 11/30/06 Port Clinton News Herald:


Hesitant but hopeful
Locals say they have mixed feelings about proposals

By DAN DEARTH
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PORT CLINTON -- About 170 Port Clinton residents showed up Wednesday night at Magruder Hospital to hear two developers explain their plans for the future of Water Works Park.

Edward VanGeloff of Laurel Avenue said afterward he was a little concerned when Mo Dioun, principal partner of The Stonehenge Co. of Gahanna, said his vision to build $500,000 condominiums along the waterfront would increase property values citywide.

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Re: Sandusky-Erie Islands: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #100 on: December 25, 2006, 08:47:41 PM »
From the 12/6/06 Port Clinton News Herald:


Residents question developers
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PORT CLINTON --The city could forfeit ownership of Water Works Park to financial institutions that provide the funding for its development if plans to improve the 14-acre parcel fail to turn a profit.

That was the answer one of two developers gave Port Clinton resident Russ Brown, who asked during a public meeting Tuesday night at Magruder Hospital whether the city would have to put the property up for collateral to secure financial backing.

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Visitors not wanted: State wants park as natural as possible
Sunday, January 14, 2007
 

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Plans for a new state park on North Bass Island include fishing and hiking but not tourists.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources wants to preserve the Lake Erie island’s natural beauty while allowing lowkey activities such as swimming and wildlife watching.

The state doesn’t want large crowds to visit, said Dan West, head of the Division of Parks and Recreation.

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« Reply #102 on: January 26, 2007, 06:30:18 PM »
ODOD press release:

TAFT ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES
State Assistance Will Help Create 2,010 Jobs for Ohioans

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December 18, 2006


Fenner Dunlop, Inc. (Fenner), located in Port Clinton (Ottawa County), will receive a $175,000 Business Development (412) Grant for costs associated with the acquisition of machinery and equipment.  Fenner's parent company, Fenner PLC, is a world leader in reinforced polymer technology and is the leading producer of heavyweight and lightweight belting using PVC, fabric, steel, reinforced rubber, urethane, thermoplastic elastene blends and rubber.  The company's products are utilized by numerous industries including mining, power plans, material handling, timber and paper and agriculture. The company will expand its facility and Fabric Belt Division.  The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority will construct a 75,000 square-foot addition to Fenner Dunlop’s facility and lease it back to the company.  The addition will expand Fenner's capability to manufacture both textile and steel reinforced conveyor belts in wide widths.  The $30 million in machinery and equipment includes curing presses, a steel cord line, a wide calendar and related support equipment, cranes and related equipment.  Ohio is in competition with Oklahoma and Canada for this project, which is expected to create 75 jobs within the first three years of the project's initial operations.

The Business Development Account (412) is a grant program to assist companies and communities that are creating or retaining jobs in Ohio. The Roadwork Development Account (629) provides grant assistance to communities for highway and road projects related to job creation and retention. The 629 Program is funded with gas tax dollars and is restricted to public road projects only.

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« Reply #103 on: January 28, 2007, 06:45:47 PM »
From the 12/19/06 Port Clinton News Herald:


Fenner Dunlop project gets $8M boost
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ERIE TOWNSHIP -- The State Controlling Board approved more than $8.2 million in loans and grants Monday to help provide Fenner Dunlop the infrastructure and capital it needs to carry on with planned expansion at the plant, according to state Sen. Randy Gardner, R-Bowling Green.

The expansion is expected to bring 75 new jobs over the next three years to Ottawa County, Gardner said.

Fenner Dunlop is a world leader in reinforced polymer technology and the No. 1 producer of heavyweight and lightweight belting commonly used for conveyor belts.

The company has 12 manufacturing facilities in eight countries.
 
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« Reply #104 on: February 08, 2007, 06:26:01 PM »
From the 12/24/06 Sandusky Register:


PHOTO: Construction continues on the Chesapeake Lofts project in Sandusky, including the outdoor pool for the condominium residents. (Register photos/JASON WERLING)

Condo-MAXIMUM
By BRANDI BARHITE | Sunday December 24 2006, 8:12am

SANDUSKY Developers are optimistic there's room for more condominiums in downtown Sandusky.

The proposed Marina District project calls for 300 more residential units. That's in addition to the 191 Chesapeake Lofts already under construction in downtown, as well as 400 more eventually slated for the Paper District project.

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