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The regional water system superintendent in Ottawa County is the latest official to join the list of double-dippers in the county.

The county commissioners voted unanimously July 17 to accept the retirement of Ron Wetzel and then approve his rehire as of Aug. 1, 2014. Under his new terms, Wetzel will be paid $80,558 a year and retain his health benefits, earning 4.6 hours of sick leave every two weeks and accrue 7.7 hours of vacation time over each two-week period, according to commissioners’ records.

New bright neon signs promoting pedestrian safety popped up on the main street of Oak Harbor this week.

And motorists likely took a double take as their vehicles passed the four-foot signs posted along the center line of Water Street near the Portage District Fire Station and a block down from the State Route 19 intersection. The signs emphasize that it’s state law to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks.

Outside review planned of OSU band allegations

An independent task force headed by former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery will conduct a review of allegations of sexual harassment within The Ohio State University marching band program, expanding on an internal investigation that led to the dismissal of Jon Waters, the band’s director.

Voters in the Woodmore Local School District will decide this fall whether or not they want to fund a new auditorium at the high school.

The school board Monday unanimously approved a resolution to place a bond issue on the November ballot that would, if passed, generate approximately $4.5 million for the construction of a new auditorium and other improvement projects in the district.

The Oregon Branch Library will be closed temporarily starting Aug. 11 for an expansion project that will add 3,700 square feet to the facility at 3340 Dustin Road.

A temporary site in the former Wynn Elementary School will be open beginning the last week in August.

water crisis

Are you prepared for another water crisis this summer if there is an algae bloom that shuts down the water supply?
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