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Northwood is considering an ordinance that would impose a moratorium on granting permits that will allow the sale of medical marijuana until the state develops rules and regulations on the matter.

Last year, the Ohio legislature passed House Bill 523, which legalizes medical marijuana in Ohio. The law went into effect on Sept. 8. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will allow people with certain medical conditions, upon the recommendation of an Ohio-licensed physician certified by the state medical board, to buy and use marijuana. While the legislation set a basic framework for the program, it left the task of establishing specific rules and guidelines for the cultivation, processing, testing, dispensing and medical use of marijuana to different state agencies.

Northwood has received 10 bids for the abatement/demoltion of three buildings that remain at the former Woodville Mall site.

Bids were opened Feb. 20 in council chambers.

The three buildings that will be razed include the former Elder Beerman, The Andersons, and Tireman. Those buildings are costlier to demolish because they contain asbestos. As a result, the city sought a licensed and insured contractor to demolish the buildings.

Oregon Council on Monday agreed to pay $43,680 to S&S Directional Boring, Ltd. for emergency storm sewer repair work on Eagle’s Landing Drive.

Public Service Director Paul Roman said the work is needed to repair an existing storm sewer with leaky joints located between two homes in the Eagle’s Landing subdivision.

“Water was actually leaving the pipes and working its way into a foundation of a home right next to the pipes,” he said.

“I am 34 and graduated from Genoa in 2000. I didn’t use in high school; when I saw people smoking cigarettes in high school I thought they were bad kids. After high school I started drinking alcohol and smoking weed. It affected my lifestyle. At 21 years old I twisted my ankle playing basketball and was prescribed Vicodin. I became addicted,” said Nate Kehlmeier, recovering addict since 2008.

“I started full blown on pills,” Kehlmeier said at the Community Substance Abuse Awareness Forum at Port Clinton High School. “Once I was on Oxycotin I started committing crimes. I worked a union job making $20 an hour and I was dead broke. I was stealing from my family and I decided to go to treatment.”

“Two weeks in I got sober and it felt good. My friend came in and it triggered me. We had drugs dropped off at rehab the next day,” said Kehlmeier.

Kehlmeier graduated treatment and got a job working for his uncle. Oxycotin became too expensive so he started doing heroin.

 The Sixth District Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Fremont man who shot and killed his estranged wife in Carroll Township in 2013.

 The court dismissed the appeal by Randall Ross, who was found guilty last year in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court on charges of aggravated murder and murder, aggravated burglary and kidnapping.  The trial court sentenced him to life in prison without parole for aggravated murder, 11 years each on the aggravated burglary and kidnapping charges and imposed an additional three years each for firearms specifications.


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