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The results of the most recent testing of the Sandusky Bay and Sandusky River for the presence of silver carp environmental DNA indicate 20 of 150 samples are positive, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has announced.

The ODNR, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collected the samples from the bay and river on July 30 and 31 as part of an extensive effort earlier this summer to collect data on Asian carp in Sandusky and Maumee bays in western Lake Erie.

Most Ottawa County workers will be enjoying a four-day Christmas break thanks to the county commissioners.

Christmas falls on Tuesday this year. In recent weeks, the three-man board decided to also keep the Ottawa County Courthouse closed Monday, Dec. 24 – amounting to a four-day holiday.

A call to Lake Township police early Monday morning of suspicious vehicles along Lemoyne Road led to the arrest of five men and a juvenile who have been charged with breaking into homes, garages, recreational vehicles, and passenger vehicles as well as auto theft and other offenses.

Police Chief Mark Hummer said officers apprehended the six when they were running from a Lemoyne Road residence.

The head of the Millbury Fireman’s Association says a decrease in the association’s membership and a slow economy were behind their decision to not host the annual ox roast this year.

Jonathan Hart, president of the association, said the membership didn’t think it could deliver a “quality event” this year.

Volunteers sought to help couple hit with medical, financial woes

It has been a rough couple of years, to say the least, for Scott and Cali (Rotruck) Witt, of Gibsonburg.

On July 20, 2010, Scott and his daughter Jenna were in a serious vehicle accident at the corner of SR 51 and US 20 while on their way to the Ottawa County Fair.

road construction delays

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