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Court rules in favor of city in records case
The Sixth District Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling in favor of the City of Northwood in a public records case involving photos generated by traffic cameras.
Edward Verhovec had appealed a decision by the Wood County Common Pleas Court in Dec. 2012 that granted the city’s motion request for summary judgment.
Oregon City Administrator Mike Beazley is reviewing why sirens were not sounded by the time a tornado tore through the city on Nov. 18, causing property damage.
“This was a very unusual storm traveling about 75 mph,” Beazley said at a council meeting on Nov. 25. “We had about six minutes from the time the National Weather Service sounded the alarm, and it was on us.”
The tornado was one of three that struck the area. The first twister started in Perrysburg at about 5:35 p.m., cut a 12 mile path into Oregon, where it ended at about 5:55 p.m. The width of the EF2 tornado was 150-200 yards and had an estimated maximum wind of between 120-125 mph.
A pre-trial hearing for a Woodville Township man facing animal cruelty charges is scheduled for Nov. 27 in Sandusky County Court 2 in Woodville.
Thomas Linke, 73, of County Rd. 16, has been charged with 15 counts of animal cruelty after investigators with the Humane Society of Sandusky County and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation last month were at his property on reports of dead animals.
A consolidation of emergency dispatching services for Lake Township, the villages of Millbury and Walbridge, and cities of Rossford and Northwood would be a better format to meet changes for the 9-1-1 system being planned by the state, according to Mark Hummer, township police chief, who has presented the results of a feasibility study on consolidating the services to local elected officials.
In his presentation Tuesday to the township trustees, Chief Hummer said a state steering committee report to the Ohio legislature says the 9-1-1 system is due for an overhaul, including the implementation of what is called Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) technology that is able to take calls from a wide range of digital media and a review of current funding models.
Hometown holiday hospitality will prevail as Pemberville hosts its annual Christmas in the Village Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1. Festivities are scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.
The village’s annual celebration will coincide with this year’s “Shop Small” National Small Business promotion. Pemberville has a vast number of “small businesses” that exemplify the endeavor of buying local. Highlights include:
• Live Reindeer will be on display in the heart of downtown. Owner Ron Disher and his staff will be on hand to answer questions about the unique animals and their role in helping Santa pull his sleigh.
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