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A former mayor of the Village of Walbridge is questioning whether police have thoroughly investigated a residential breaking and entering case and a nearby vandalism incident.
 
Bob Robson says he’s been frustrated by answers he’s received from Mayor Dan Wilczynski and Police Chief Ken Frost.
 
“I’m just asking for an honest answer,” Robson said last week. “Are you doing it or not doing it? Where are we at? I’m not trying to humiliate the mayor or the chief, I just want honest answers. I think we’re entitled to that.”
 
Minutes of the March 1 meeting of village council’s safety committee meeting state: “On going investigation of break in and vandalism in the area of Parklane and Meadow Lane was discussed with Chief Frost. Neighborhood interviews will be conducted. Discussion followed.”
 
Robson attended the meeting and doubts the interviews were conducted.

A special meeting of Walbridge Village Council has been scheduled for May 10 at 6 p.m. in council chambers.
Council will consider ordinances to hire seasonal help for the village pool and for the mayor to contract with Northwest Pool, Inc. to provide Americans with Disabilities Act- compliant equipment at the pool.

 

A bill that would consolidate the Sandusky County Courts of Clyde and Woodville into a single municipal court has received committee approval and will go to the full Ohio House of Representatives for a vote.
 
State Representative Rex Damschroder (R- Fremont) introduced House Bill 433 in January.
 
“By consolidating the two part-time courts in Sandusky County into one single court, Sandusky County will save taxpayer dollars in their budget,” Damschroder said.
 
Warren Brown, county administrator, testified before the House Local Government Committee the consolidation is feasible.
 
Both courts, under consolidation, would continue in their locales, he said, but the two part-time judgeships would be combined into one full-time position.

Call it a "shotgun wedding."
     
When Tom and Pam Crawford got married, they didn't dress in a tuxedo and flowing wedding gown. No, they dressed in western-style clothing from the 1890s and got hitched at the Sandusky County Sportsmen's Club in Gibsonburg.

Suddenly, it seems as if there will be no shortage of historical museums on this side of town.

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The Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society is well-established at its base, Brandeville School. The National Great Lakes Maritime Museum, thanks to a $6.1 million grant from the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, is being relocated from Vermilion, Ohio to the Skyway Marina building in East Toledo’s Marina District, next to where the James M. Schoonmaker (formerly Willis Boyer) historic lake freighter museum ship will also be relocated.

The newest venture, the Harbor View Historical Society, has begun a soft opening of its museum in the former Harbor View Missionary Baptist Church at 2083 Autokee St. in Oregon. Over the past year, volunteers have started working to convert the former church into the new home of the historical society. The renovation is ongoing.

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