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A specialized docket program to assist those with mental health problems who come before the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court is expected to be in place by July 1.

James VanEerten, court administrator and director of the Ottawa County Mental Health Court Program, said the court has received a $29,000 grant from the Ohio Supreme Court to help fund basic program expenses.

Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters filed with the Supreme Court for its certification of the program.

On April 1, the Oregon Police Division, along with the Ohio Investigative Unit, began a joint Organized Retail Crime fraud investigation in Toledo at Zingers Bar and Grill, 920 Matzinger Road.

The investigation began after an Oregon police detective interviewed a shoplifter who had stolen various packages of steaks from the Kroger Store on Navarre Avenue and admitted to selling the steaks to bartenders and patrons at Zingers Bar and Grill.

“That’s how this investigation started and why we continue the investigation outside our city limits,” said Det. Ryan Spangler, the lead detective from Oregon involved in the investigation.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program celebrates its 20th Anniversary at the 2016 National Trophy Rifle and Pistol Matches – fired in July and August at historic Camp Perry. Competitors can register now on the CMP website to claim their spot at this commemorative event.

The 2016 Match Schedule returns to its original format after a two-year alteration in 2014 and 2015. The list of events includes a blend of esteemed National Trophy Matches, which have gained nobility through the 100-plus years of the firing of the National Matches, as well as popular CMP Games Matches.

Owens Community College’s Alumni Association has chosen seven members of local safety forces to receive the 13th annual Outstanding Service Awards for their contributions to Northwest Ohio’s communities. The recipients were honored as part of a community celebration April 29.

This year’s awards are presented within the categories of “Outstanding Police” and “Service to Community.” Selection criterion is based upon a nomination process for candidates demonstrating exceptional service related to dedication, ingenuity, bravery, special skills and/or community service over a sustained period of time. The awards are not limited to a single recipient and can be a group honor where teamwork was a key element.

An informal working group of members of both chambers of the Ohio legislature will continue to meet to discuss changes to House Bill 394, a bill sponsored by Representative Barbara Sears, (R-Monclova Township), that overhauls the unemployment compensation system.

Senator Randy Gardner, (R- Bowling Green) said last week he expects the group to continue to meet during the summer and fall and possibly then have proposals for consideration by the legislature.



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