The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Hearing set for Riviera sewer line project 9.26

Written by David Green.

A public hearing is scheduled at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 to collect comment on a proposed  sewer project that would connect the Riviera Mobile Court with Fayette’s municipal treatment system.

The mobile home court is located south of Fayette on St. Rt. 66.

The project calls for construction of a  pump house and a 2,000-foot forced main that would connect with the Village of Fayette sewage lines.

The line would serve the 15 mobile homes at the park and possibly the house on the property, said Fulton County Sanitary Engineer Ziad Mussallam, and would not be available to any other users.

The Riviera Mobile Court is owned by Clemenson Investments, but the county would own the new line, Mussallam said, because federal grants through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program are used only for public projects.

The Ohio EPA has ordered the owners to upgrade the existing treatment facility or join the village system.

Fayette village council members voted in October 2006 to accept a proposal for the connection, contingent upon approval by the Ohio EPA and availability with regard to capacity concerns at Fayette’s treatment plant. Furthermore, a financial agreement would have to be established with the property owners for sewer fees. A 15 percent surcharge above the fee paid by village residents was suggested.

The $100,000 CDBG grant would pay for construction of the sewer line and pump. The property owner paid for engineering, Mussallam said.

A survey of residents at the trailer court will be taken to determine if they meet the low-to-moderate income guidelines for CDBG funding.

If funding is approved, construction could begin immediately, Mussallam said, following a permit to install by the Ohio EPA. Funding isn’t guaranteed, he said, and the project will compete with other projects.

The hearing is scheduled in the Fulton County Commissioners Board Room at 152 S. Fulton St., Suite 270, Wauseon.

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