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Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers have twice seized a large amount of marijuana from motorists on the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County in a two-day span.

On July 20, troopers stopped a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse around 8 p.m. for a speeding violation on the turnpike in Lake Township.

After a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the vehicle, troopers searched it and found 27 vacuum sealed bundles of marijuana, weighing a total of 33 pounds.

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Voters this fall will decide whether to support a 0.5-mill, five year levy on the ballot to maintain current senior citizen services and facilities in the city.

City council at a meeting on Monday unanimously approved a resolution in favor of placing the measure on the Nov. 5 ballot.

The levy would generate about $200,000 annually, according to Council President Tom Susor.

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State Rep. Michael Sheehy, recently appointed to fill the seat of former State Rep. Matt Szollosi, said he had big dreams of being a public servant as a child.

“Some kids want to be a quarterback. I grew up wanting to be a congressman. This is almost a dream job,” said Sheehy, who was on Oregon City Council for nine terms before his appointment to the state legislature. He will serve the 18 months remaining in Szollosi’s two year term representing the 46th House District, which encompasses Oregon, East and South Toledo, Maumee, Springfield Township and Holland.

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Nine persons face drug-related charges, including six from out of state, after being stopped for traffic offenses in Lake Township as part of the Operation Shield enforcement program.

All of the stops occurred on I-280 over a three-day period.

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Cars with license plates reading Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio crunched into the parking lot of Genoa’s Lou Thomas Memorial Field on July 6 as 80 to 100 souls gathered.

No, they didn’t brave an ominous forecast to take in another showdown between two of the Genoa Little League Association’s U12 house teams. 

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