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The fourth man arrested in connection with a violent home burglary in Oak Harbor appeared in court for the first time this week.

Paul Thebeaux, 26, of Oak Harbor, appeared before Ottawa County Municipal Court Magistrate Lou Wargo on Monday to answer to three charges of aggravated burglary.

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A court case involving a traffic stop on I-280 by Lake Township police appears headed to the Ohio Supreme Court.

Mark Hummer, township police chief, said Wednesday he’s conferred with the Wood County prosecutor’s office about the decision and a review by the Supreme Court will be sought.

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Village leaders hope to have an engineering firm on board soon to concentrate on fixing Oak Harbor’s serious sewer overflow problems.

After weathering a number of missteps, village council fired its longtime engineer, Poggemeyer Design Group, of Bowling Green, earlier this fall. The pressure is on, however, to replace the firm by year’s end.

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Pet owners buying licenses for their dogs have more options this year.

As part of the state’s biennial budget, House Bill 59 added two more categories to the license procedure which take affect Jan. 1, 2014. Instead of buying a single year’s license, the owners can choose between buying a three-year license or a permanent license, which lasts 10 years, Ottawa County Dog Warden JoLynn Hetrick said.

A single license costs $20 annually, a three-year is $60 and a permanent one runs $200.

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The Lake Township trustees Tuesday offered their support to a proposal to seek grants to help fund the construction costs for a stretch of the North Coast Inland Trail linking the Village of Millbury to the township.

Representatives of Poggemeyer Design Group, a Bowling Green-based engineering firm, made a presentation to the board of trustees, saying grants are more likely to be awarded for the project if the township and village jointly seek the funding.

“Basically they want to know if we’re on board,” Richard Welling, a trustee, said Thursday.

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