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Oak Harbor has the potential to attract more visitors to bolster its economy, says the chairman of the village’s downtown revitalization efforts.

However, finding a steady revenue source to rev up the riverfront landscape remains a daunting task.

Every five years the Downtown Revitalization Implementation Committee reviews its successes and failures and renews a plan to keep business growing in the Ottawa County village, according to Mike Shadoan, the committee’s chairman.

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Lesley Sharples won’t soon forget Christmas 2013.

Four days before Christmas a rainstorm caused a sewer system backup that dumped gallons of raw sewage into the basement of her Oak Harbor home. She and her husband lost a new $7,000 furnace, washer and dryer and numerous personal items as several feet of sewer water ravaged her home.

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Despite facing a relatively tight budget, the Wood County commissioners plan to have preliminary engineering and permit work for bridge projects completed this year, Doris Herringshaw, a commissioner, told the Lake Township trustees Tuesday.

Herringshaw said the commissioners have allocated about $300,000 this year from the county’s share of casino tax revenue to pay for the preliminary design work. The county engineer’s office will contract with private firms for the work.

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Oregon City Council on Monday will consider authorizing the mayor to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for funding from the Federal Highway Administration for the bid and construction of the Coy Road /Dustin Road intersection improvement.

The $862,700 project will consist of the widening and resurfacing of Coy to provide turn lanes at Dustin for the installation of a new traffic signal at Dustin. The work on Dustin will involve full pavement removal of the existing concrete pavement and replacement with a new asphalt pavement section. There will also be drainage replacement and utility relocation work associated with the project along Coy Road. All the work will be in the existing public right of ways along Coy and Dustin roads.

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“The Pittsburgh Kid” Billy Conn. “Sugar” Ray Robinson. “Smokin” Joe Frazier. Willie Pep, Floyd Patterson, and of course, Muhammad Ali.

These seemingly-indestructible men – along with other pugilists, have lived with Parkinson’s Disease, which can rob them of their coordination, cause defects in speech, blur vision, disturb sleep, stunt memory, and cause tremors of the limbs, neck, and head.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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