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Evidence collected from a recent fire at a Millbury Road residence will likely be presented to the Wood County Grand Jury, according to Lake Township Police Chief Mark Hummer.

Firefighters and police responded about 12:30 a.m. on June 13 to a report of a fire at a residence at 29693 Millbury Road.

Police officers arrived first and were able to contain a small blaze at the house with fire extinguishers and firefighters put out brush fires on the property, said Fire Chief Bruce Moritz.

The house wasn’t occupied at the time of the fire, Moritz said, but he described the blaze as being of suspicious origin.

Woodmore school board members discussed possible spending cuts Tuesday but representatives of the teachers’ union have raised questions about the budgetary process.

After discussing temporary appropriations the week before, the board directed Jaime Pearson, district treasurer, to again meet with building principals to review expenditures, including staffing levels.

Tammy Kissell and Carla Smith, co-presidents of the Woodmore Education Association, said the union has concerns about figures compiled by the administration.

An appeals court has affirmed and reversed parts of the 2015 conviction of an Oak Harbor area man for threats phoned to schools in Ottawa and Lucas counties.

The Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals remanded the case of Charles Tingler to the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court for a rehearing on the restitution amount he’d been ordered to pay and for the credit he was given for the time he spent in jail prior to his trial.

Tingler was indicted in May 2014, about a month after several phone calls were made to Waite High School and schools in Ottawa County that made gun or bomb threats.

Live entertainment, food, drinks, a car show and a fireworks display will be featured at the 7th annual “Boomfest at the Grove” from noon until midnight on July 2 at the Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., home of the German American Festival (GAF) in Oregon.

Singer songwriter Eddie Money, who had a string of hits in the 1970s and 80s, will headline the event, which is free.

The “Cruisin’ the Grove Car Show” will run from noon until 6 p.m. and will feature “The Jimmy & Bob Show,” DJ’s who will spin 50’s and 60’s music. Live entertainment will start at 5:30 p.m. with the “10 From 6,” a Bad Company tribute band followed by the popular Toledo band “Arctic Clam” at 7:15 p.m., who will also perform after the fireworks until midnight.

Nearly a year after Sean Lutzmann was killed in a car crash on Woodville Road in Oregon, his family awaits a decision by the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals whether or not the man convicted for Sean’s death will receive a reduced prison sentence.

Sean Lutzman

Jacob Greer, of Fremont, was sentenced to 54 months in prison. His license was suspended for 27 years and he was ordered to pay $18,843 in restitution to the family of Lutzmann.

Investigators calculate Greer’s vehicle may have been traveling as fast as 78 miles per hour the morning of July 2 when it slammed into the rear of Lutzmann’s car, which was stopped for a red light.

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