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Briefly

Sheriff candidate to speak

Chief Fred Stevens of Tiffin Police Department, a candidate for Seneca County sheriff, is to be the keynote speaker for a North Central Ohio Conservatives event.

The event is 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Fort Ball Pizza Palace, 91 N. Washington St., Tiffin.

Participants who want to eat must pay for their own food and beverage.

Mental health board to meet

Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties meets at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the board office, 1200 N. SR 53, in the Nancy A. Cochran Conference Room.

The Administrative Committee meets Jan. 21 and the Program Committee meets Jan. 22.

Riehm Farms planning ‘farminar’ at noon today

Riehm Farms is to have a half-hour informational “farminar” at noon today for people interested in learning more about community-supported agriculture – or CSAs – and how to sign up to receive weekly “veggie boxes.”

Some of the information to be provided includes learning about the farm, how veggie boxes and farm shares work, new features for this year, “What is Harvie?,” how customize a farm share and how to earn $25.

Sign up for the online webinar at harvie.mx/riehm-farminar-2020.

Information about the program and signup for the coming summer season is under way at funacres.net.

CRP workshop planned Thursday

Seneca County Pheasants Forever is hosting a workshop about the Conservation Reserve Program 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St.

The workshop is to explain details and changes to the CRP program under the 2018 Farm Bill with a focus on new and re-enrollment opportunities currently available through the CRP General Sign-up. Topics covered will include the signup process, available practices, cost-share payments, incentive payments, rental payments, conservation plans, mid-contract management and others.

For more information, call Pheasants Forever biologist Derek Benner at (567) 280-6058 or the USDA Service Center at (419) 447-7071.

OPSB schedules hearings for Emerson Creek transmission line

COLUMBUS — Ohio Power Siting Board has scheduled hearings regarding Firelands Wind LLC’s proposal to construct an electric transmission line to deliver power generated by the proposed Emerson Creek Wind Farm to the electric transmission grid.

The local public hearing is at 6 p.m. April 6 at Bellevue VFW, 6104 US 20, Bellevue.

The purpose of the local hearing is to allow interested persons, who are not parties to the case, to provide sworn testimony regarding the proposed facility.

An adjudicatory hearing will begin at 10 a.m. May 5 in hearing room 11-A at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus. The purpose of the adjudicatory hearing is for Firelands Wind, OPSB staff, and parties to the case to present evidence regarding the facility.

The approximately 9-mile-long Emerson Creek Transmission Line would be in Oxford Township in Erie County and Lyme and Ridgefield townships in Huron County.

The proposed Emerson Creek Wind Farm, pending separately in case number 18-1607-EL-BGN, would consist of up to 71 wind turbines at 87 possible locations with a maximum total generating capacity of almost 300 megawatts. The wind farm would be located in Groton and Oxford townships in Erie County and Lyme, Norwich, Richmond, Ridgefield and Sherman townships in Huron County.

Additional information regarding the proposed transmission line is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov in case number 19-1073-EL-BTX.

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