At a glance

Trustees approve zone change

LIBERTY — Township trustees at a recent special meeting voted to change the zoning of a 55-acre property along Tibbetts-Wick Road for a new Shepherd of the Valley facility.

The estimated cost of the project is between $26 million and $31 million.

Officials said the project will include 50 to 80 assisted living units, a nursing home with 79 beds, a rehabilitation facility, a wellness facility and an Alzheimer’s facility.

The groundbreaking is scheduled next summer and the facility create 200 jobs, officials said.

Shepherd of the Valley also has facilities in Howland, Niles and Poland.

Meeting to address school closure

MECCA — The Maplewood Board of Education at its regular meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday at the high school cafeteria will hold a question and answer session to discuss a possible school building closure.

Board President Dan Denman would not provide further information, saying the board wants to get community input before making a decision.

New fire station to be dedicated

BAZETTA — Bazetta Township officials will hold a dedication 10 a.m. to noon Friday of the recently completed fire station off Warren Meadville Road near Mosquito Lake.

Township and fire officials and Milcam Inc. officials are scheduled for the dedication. Milcam did the work on the nearly $1.6 million centralized fire station.

The public also will have the opportunity to view the new building during open houses 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

The fire station was completed in mid-November, four months ahead of schedule. Fiscal Officer Rita Drew said firefighters should be in by the end of the month.

Voter intimidation order is refused

CINCINNATI — The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a request from Ohio Democrats to issue an order aimed at preventing Donald Trump’s supporters from harassing or intimidating voters on Election Day.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg noted on Monday that Ohio law already forbids voter intimidation.

The case is part of a flurry of courtroom efforts by the Democrats around the country to head off what they say is vigilantism by the Trump campaign and its backers.

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