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The Ottawa County Democratic Central Committee has selected Steve Levorchick to the post of county sheriff.

Levorchick, a former captain in the sheriff’s department, will fill the remaining term of Bob Bratton, who resigned to become the police chief in the Village of Genoa.

The committee, by a unanimous voice vote Thursday night, chose Levorchick, said Dan Laity, who chairs the county Democratic party.

Another candidate, Randy Riedmaier, a former chief deputy in the sheriff’s department, withdrew his application.

A portion of the prison sentence of a Toledo man for his role in the armed robbery and beating of an elderly couple in 2009 has been vacated by the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals.

The court ruled charges of aggravated burglary and grand theft against Ronald Ruby, Jr. should have been merged during his sentencing hearing in the Sandusky County Court of Common Pleas.

Oregon City Council last Monday approved a project development agreement with BP Husky Refining LLC for the city’s flood relief and erosion control project.

The agreement spells out the cost share of the project between BP Husky and the city.

If all goes well, the closed Brunner Elementary School will be in its new owner’s hands by mid-January.

Curtice resident Gary Moritz told the Genoa Planning Committee about a month ago he wanted to buy the building and renovate it for multiple purposes, including a gym area, a rental hall, and a business hub.

More than four years after filing a racial discrimination complaint, a Wood County sheriff’s deputy will have his case heard in court.

The U.S. Sixth District Court of Appeals last week ruled the complaint filed by Sgt. James Kimble against Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn and the county commissioners contained sufficient circumstantial evidence to be heard in trial.

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