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“I am 34 and graduated from Genoa in 2000. I didn’t use in high school; when I saw people smoking cigarettes in high school I thought they were bad kids. After high school I started drinking alcohol and smoking weed. It affected my lifestyle. At 21 years old I twisted my ankle playing basketball and was prescribed Vicodin. I became addicted,” said Nate Kehlmeier, recovering addict since 2008.

“I started full blown on pills,” Kehlmeier said at the Community Substance Abuse Awareness Forum at Port Clinton High School. “Once I was on Oxycotin I started committing crimes. I worked a union job making $20 an hour and I was dead broke. I was stealing from my family and I decided to go to treatment.”

“Two weeks in I got sober and it felt good. My friend came in and it triggered me. We had drugs dropped off at rehab the next day,” said Kehlmeier.

Kehlmeier graduated treatment and got a job working for his uncle. Oxycotin became too expensive so he started doing heroin.

 The Sixth District Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Fremont man who shot and killed his estranged wife in Carroll Township in 2013.

 The court dismissed the appeal by Randall Ross, who was found guilty last year in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court on charges of aggravated murder and murder, aggravated burglary and kidnapping.  The trial court sentenced him to life in prison without parole for aggravated murder, 11 years each on the aggravated burglary and kidnapping charges and imposed an additional three years each for firearms specifications.

 The Clay Township Zoning Board has approved a use variance for a parcel along Holt-Harrigan Road to allow for the construction of an indoor gun/archery range and retail outlet.

 The 8-acre parcel is currently zoned for agricultural use, which does not allow for a retail store.  The parcel owner, Theodore Bitter, of Millbury, requested the variance.

Oregon City Council at its last council meeting in February approved a three-year agreement with FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. to act as the city’s electricity aggregation supplier.

The rate was negotiated by the Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition (NOAC), of which the city is a member. The three year term starts in June of this year to June of 2020.

Oregon council recently approved the purchase of three vehicles for the police department.

Mathews Ford provided the best overall quote for the purchase of the three 2017 Ford Utility Police Interceptor vehicles at a cost of $29,411 per vehicle, for a total of $88,233. An allowance for a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria at $3,000, a 2013 Chevy Caprice at $6,500 and another 2013 Chevy Caprice at $7,500, provided a trade-in credit of $17,000, bringing the total final cost of the purchase down to $71,233.

Korea

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