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Oregon’s Zena Cole has her eyes on Olympic gold.
 
Zena qualified earlier this year for Team USA and will compete in the London 2012 Paralympic Games in August.
 
The games will be held two weeks following the Olympics. More than 4,200 athletes from 165 countries will compete in such sports as swimming, volleyball, rowing, fencing, rugby, shooting, cycling and track and field. There will be live television and on-line coverage.

District 3 Councilman Mike Craig is asking the Mayor Mike Bell administration to hold off on demolishing three swimming pools until more options can be explored.

Craig was reacting to a newspaper article last week in which a city deputy mayor was quoted saying that four pools, all in Craig’s district, were to be demolished.

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.

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.

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