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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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Oregon council recently approved by a vote of 5-2 a permit for the outside storage of car dealership vehicles at 2260 Woodville Road.

Council President Tom Susor and Councilman Terry Reeves voted against the permit.

Mohamad Tawil, agent for Interface Active Properties, Inc., had requested a Special Use Exception in a C-2 General Commercial District to store vehicles on the property.

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Ohio Supreme Court to hear Clay Twp. residents’ dispute

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a case that began in Ottawa County where the common pleas court agreed to a request by a Clay Township woman to issue a civil protection order against her neighbor.

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