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For Oak Harbor’s residents, July 5 was supposed to be the day following Independence Day — just another summer day.

Instead, it turned out to be a day residents of this small town will not forget.

A federal indictment against a Genoa man alleges he committed one count of wire fraud and 48 counts of money laundering related to a Ponzi scheme.

The charges were filed last week against Terrance Osberger, 48, said Steven Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

A Curtice family welcomed a group of very special guests who dropped – or rather, rolled in for lunch July 18. Tammy and Scott Henegar waited with anticipation for the arrival of the JettRide – a cross-country cycle tour for teens to raise funds and awareness to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

It’s a cause close to the Henegars’ heart. Two years ago, their son Braedan, now 6, was diagnosed with Duchenne – a progressive muscle disorder that causes loss of muscle function and independence.

If you’ve seen large black plumes of smoke rising from the wetlands and marsh areas along the southern shore of Lake Erie you’ve probably seen the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District at work.

The district, working with other governmental and non-profit organizations, has been conducting controlled burns to rid the marshes and wetlands of an invasive plant species, focusing on the species Phragmites australis – also known as the common reed – in particular.

Public Service Director Paul Roman said at a council meeting on Monday that he will recommend that Dustin Road be repaved in phases.

Dustin Road and Isaac Streets Drive for years have been in poor condition. Roman said last year that Dustin and Isaac Streets are among the worst roads in the city.

The city sought grants to help fund the costly $2 million project, but was unsuccessful.

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