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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.

If promoting a property tax levy isn’t difficult enough for the Woodmore school board and administration, the millage math behind a $600,000 emergency levy renewal request on the August ballot is more complex than usual.

That’s because the millage rate for the tax levy wasn’t adjusted to reflect current property valuations and the levy is on track to collect more than $600,000 this year - much more, according to the administration, which learned of the discrepancy earlier this year after consulting with the Sandusky County auditor’s office.

Unlike a fixed rate levy by which voters decide a specified number of mills to be charged against taxable property values, an emergency levy is designed to generate a fixed dollar amount each year it’s in effect.

Greetings Folks - 

A bit of good news to share with you all amidst all the sad news from Orlando this week.

A week ago last Saturday I received a letter from the Vice President of Key Bank, Melissa Detrick, congratulating me on my ride along the Perimeter of the United States for Habitat For Humanity and Save The Children.

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