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Liability questions emerging from a log jam caused by new personal watercraft docks placed in the Portage River dominated a portion of Monday night’s meeting of Oak Harbor Village Council.

Councilwoman Donna Wendt asked Village Solicitor Jim Barney if he had researched potential liabilities should the log jam cause personal harm or property damage in weeks to come. Boaters know the risks of traveling these waterways, he said.

She noted, however, she was specifically concerned about potential damage to things such as wastewater and regional water system equipment in the river.

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A safety issue was the chief reason Covenant Harbor manager Sue Perrin said she visited Oak Harbor Village Council on Monday.

Since the village opened parking on the north end of Veterans Park for the flag football league, parking issues have posed serious problems for nearby Covenant Harbor, a senior living community on Finke Road, Perrin told council. Game spectators have been parking along the apartment complex driveway and on the grass.

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Oak Harbor Village Council is on the hunt for a new engineering firm to help solve its sewage back flow problem.

Council voted unanimously Monday night not to hire its regular consultant Poggemeyer Design Group of Bowling Green to undertake a proposed two-phase “no feasible alternatives study” to  investigate  malfunctions that left some  residents mopping up messes in their homes after heavy rains.

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Agencies seek millage for continuing services

Social service agencies in Wood and Sandusky counties are asking for additional millage Nov. 5 to maintain programs.

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East Toledo — is it a second tier portion of Toledo?

Incumbent Mike Bell was on the defense during much of a Toledo mayoral forum hosted by the East Toledo Club and The Press Thursday.

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