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The Ottawa County Commissioners would forgive the balance of an outstanding loan to the county agricultural society - the organization that conducts the annual county fair - if the fair’s board of directors implements stronger fiscal management and oversight practices.

But the commissioners say in a June 14 letter to the agricultural society that they are limited by state law in how they can let the fairgrounds be used as loan collateral, which the fair board had requested at an earlier meeting with the commissioners.

The children of Ohio need our help and by participating in the modern-day abolition movement, each of us can do our part to end human trafficking. Generally, human traffickers prey on the most vulnerable in society, they exploit them, and they keep any profits from the forced sexual conduct or labor.  Human trafficking is today’s form of slavery, and globally more slaves exist today than during any other time in history. 

Garage sale season is in full swing, ushering in a new headache for Genoa officials.

Illegal garage sale signs are posted on public trees, lawns, utility poles, even the town hall lawn.

Village council on Monday discussed the municipal code that only allows garage sale signs to be posted on private property. And if the signs are not on your land, you have to have the property owner’s permission, said Village Administrator Kevin Gladden, who doubles as the zoning inspector. Those vendor signs for roofing and other services littering the boulevards are also illegal.

The Lake Township Police Department’s participation in a recent multi-agency enforcement blitz netted a large amount of suspected drug-related cash and a gun that had been reported stolen out of Toledo.

Police Chief Mark Hummer reported Tuesday during a meeting of the township trustees that the two-day blitz was a “successful operation.”

Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez, her staff, and three appraisal firms have completed the physical inspection of 200,000 real estate properties.

“It’s been a very tedious job. It’s been a very stressful at times, and so now we have submitted that report to the state and that mailing will come this summer,” Lopez said.

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