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Dam replacement spendy, but critical

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017
Geotechnical drilling has gotten underway at Newport's Big Creek Reservoir as part of a feasibility study to determine how best to replace the two earthen dams at the site with a single, concrete dam.
It has been more than five years since the city learned that the lower dam would not withstand even moderate seismic activity. This fact became known

Let the voters decide

Modified: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
The city of Toledo has found itself in a situation faced by many cities across the country: increasing costs have forced a hard look at needs versus wants when it comes to allocating resources.
In particular, city officials determined last year they did not have the funding required to make needed improvements to the municipal swimming pool. In May 2016,

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