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        A compromise to a bill pending in the state legislature that would expand the patrol authority of township police departments on interstate highways isn’t enough to sway an association that has been opposed to it.

        Currently, police departments in townships with populations of less than 50,000 residents lack statutory authority to make warrantless stops on interstates. If passed, House Bill 255 would lower the population threshold to 5,000.

        Loren Welch, a former member of the Marblehead Police Department, has been hired by the Oak Harbor Police Department and will be assigned during the school year to the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District as a resource officer.

        Guy Parmigian, district superintendent, said the school system and Village of Oak Harbor are entering into an agreement to split the resource officer’s salary and benefits with the village invoicing B-C-S for 65 percent of the costs.

If you were anywhere near Bowling Green last weekend you may have noticed the occasional columns of black smoke in the air or heard the roar of the massive engines and felt the ground shake.

 The 52nd National Tractor Pulling Championships were held at the Wood County Fairgrounds.

The three-day event was expected to draw as many as 70,000 fans and had a total purse of $200,000. Competitors were mostly from the Midwest, but some came from as far away as California for this “Super Bowl” pulling event.

        Oregon will be seeking requests for proposals for downtown development.

        City council last year passed a resolution in support of designating a zoning overlay as the first step in creating a downtown area that contains retail, residential, an entertainment district, and open green space along Navarre Avenue,. The overlay district covers three areas bordered by Isaac Streets Drive, Navarre Avenue, Coy Road, Dustin Road, and Pickle Road, an area that totals 167 acres.

        “We are in the final stages of property acquisition,” City Administrator Mike Beazley said at a council meeting on Monday.

        A six-year-old girl is recovering after being shot by her brother.

        Oregon police responded to a report of a juvenile being shot at 224 Van Buren St. at 5:56 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13. Upon arrival, police found the six-year-old girl had been shot in the arm. It was determined that the girl’s seven-year-old brother had accidentally shot her after finding the firearm in a dresser drawer.




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