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        An ordinance requiring Walbridge police officers to reimburse the department for uniform and training/testing costs if they voluntarily resign within two years of being hired has been approved by village council.

        Restoration projects at area marshes and a refuge figured prominently in the list of improvements to natural areas that Ducks Unlimited and partner organizations completed last year.

        Ducks Unlimited said it and several partners protected, enhanced or restored 1,509 acres of wetland habitat across 17 Ohio project sites in 2018.

        A disagreement between Lake Township and the Village of Walbridge over which entity is responsible for maintaining a stretch of Drouillard Road may be decided in court.

        The township has filed a complaint in Wood County Common Pleas Court, asking for a declatory judgment to force the village to meet obligations set in a 1977 agreement that was part of an annexation by the village of township land adjacent to Drouillard.

       About 1,500 bicyclists will pedal their way to Oregon in June as part of the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) tour.

        “We are eagerly looking forward to coming to Oregon,” Jeff Perrion, the group’s director, told Oregon City Council on Monday. “We are eagerly looking forward to coming to Oregon June 20-22, which is Thursday through Saturday.

        It will be the group’s first tour of Oregon, “though we’ve been in the area several times before,” he said.

        Toledoans Emanuel Riley, 27, and Sevario Whitaker, 36, were charged with theft from a federal firearms licensee, possession of silencers not registered to them, possession of stolen firearms, and possession of firearms after being convicted of a felony, according to the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio.

        A federal firearms licensee doing business as Towers Armory was burglarized on November 19. Approximately 46 firearms, six suppressors and four gun bags were missing from the store. Video surveillance from the store showed two men entered the store at approximately 3:24 a.m. after gaining access through the ventilation system on the roof and began removing firearms. They returned to the store several times in the early morning hours and continued removing firearms.



The Ohio legislature has passed a bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. In practice, that would make abortion illegal after six weeks.
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