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Former Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton said Thursday he accepts full responsibility for not properly accounting for expenditures from the department’s Furtherance of Justice Fund but says he felt blindsided by the press release issued by state auditor David Yost which portrayed Bratton as spending more than $9,000 on personal items.

In May 2011, during the county’s routine financial audit, state examiners reviewing the sheriff’s office use of FOJ fund found purchases for medications and Cedar Point Amusement Park season passes. That triggered an examination by a special audit task force that expanded the scope of audit into all FOJ expenditures.

Helena-area resident Uwe Eickert often has to explain why he develops military strategy board games based on historical battles.

“It’s funny, because I go to a lot of these conventions and a lot of military people come up to me and say, ‘We love your training games. It’s great. How do you do it? What branch of the military were you in?’

It was a bright and sunny day on Feb. 11, Merl Downs thought he’d go to the bank and maybe meet a friend for lunch.

After drawing out some cash at the Curtice branch of the National Bank of Ohio, Downs, of Reno Beach, called his buddy, Chris Zimmerman, to see if he’d like to have lunch. The pair decided to meet in Pemberville, where Zimmerman lives.

Regional Growth Partnership Director Dean Monske says there are reasons foreign investors want to bring their families and business operations to Toledo.

“Why Toledo? Because this is a great spot,” Monske said in a presentation to the East Toledo Club during a monthly luncheon at the Weber Block. “They can protect their capital anywhere — New York, L.A., maybe Boston.

Building chief retiring
The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners has accepted a letter of retirement from Don Waggoner, the county’s chief building inspector.

His retirement will go into effect March 31.

Meeting change

The regular board meeting of the Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education will be March 20 at 6 p.m. The board has changed the place of the meeting to the media center of Oak Harbor High School, 11681 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.


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