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Police detectives from Lake and Perrysburg townships planned Thursday to further interview two men who’ve been charged in connection with recent burglaries.
Frank E. Lintner, Jr., 36, and Gerald A. Dombroff, 30, both of Toledo, were charged last week in Perrysburg Municipal Court with breaking and entering and receiving stolen property.
Det. Mick Lento, of the Lake Township Police Department, said the two confessed to breaking into two barns in the 26000 block of Tracy Road on Nov. 19 after being spotted by Perrysburg Township patrol officers.
Extension cords, a gas can, and vehicle radiator had been placed next to the road at one residence and a weed trimmer, leaf blower, and hedge trimmer at another residence, Det. Lento said, adding the suspects had parked their car nearby and picked up the items after they took them from the barns.
Oregon council last month voted unanimously against a zoning change for outdoor auto and auto part sales at 2604 Northvale Drive.
The owner/applicants, Dave and Barbara Bazzy, had requested a zoning change from R-2 Medium Residential to C-2 General Commercial District on property that was formerly the location of Pirolli Pool Supply.
Mayor Mike Seferian said the zoning change request was opposed 2-1 by the Oregon Plan Commission, with Seferian voting in favor of the request.
“I voted in favor…with the hope we could work with some conditions that would be suitable not only for the residential but the commercial area and be suitable to Mr. Bazzy and maybe to council,” said Seferian.
An agreement with the owners of a farm near Fremont has enabled the Black Swamp Conservancy to pass the 9,000-acre milestone in conserved land and the recent addition of 18 acres of wetlands in Oregon and other parcels have left the conservancy with approximately 9,300 acres under its stewardship.
“There are lots of benefits from land conservation, so this is an important milestone for all the citizens of Northwest Ohio,” said Kevin Joyce, executive director of the conservancy. “Parks and nature preserves provide space for healthy outdoor activities. Farmland preservation ensures the future of agriculture, Ohio’s number one industry. Woods and wetlands help keep out water and air clean.”
The conservancy, based in Perrysburg, passed the 9,000-acre mark when it completed a land conservation agreement with the owners of a 235-acre family farm west of Fremont, he said.
Since then, it has added an 18-acre wetland and waterway in Oregon near South Shore Park.
Genoa Police Chief Randy Hill has been placed on paid administrative leave.
Genoa council members took action last week following an executive session Nov. 16.
The decision to place Hill on leave was confirmed Monday afternoon by councilman Dave Adams. But he and Village Administrator Garth Reynolds referred any further questions – such what brought about the decision and who is temporarily in charge of the department – to Mayor Mark Williams.
“The mayor is the one that is basically in charge of the police department,” Adams said.
Telephone messages were left for the mayor as well as village solicitor Brian Ballenger. Neither had responded by deadline.
Hill was hired in October 2008. He currently is paid $49,200 annually.
The yuletide holidays are around the corner and Genoa village officials are looking hard at the budget for the upcoming year.
By law, municipalities are not required to pass a budget until spring. However, a temporary budget is usually put in place by year’s end to keep operations funded. In 2010, council appropriated around $7.5 million to run the western Ottawa County village.
Genoa has begun budget hearings among its departments and the finance committee met Nov. 15 to begin hammering out issues, said Dave Adams, chairman of the finance and insurance committee.
“We’ll be looking at everything, nothing is sacred,” said Village Administrator Garth Reynolds.
Adams noted that the village is in good shape financially as 2010 winds down.
“But just because you are in good shape doesn’t mean you go out and do a lot of spending,” he added. He would not comment on an approximate amount for the budget.