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Adam Snyder is the first to tell you he is a self-made businessman.

“I started this from the ground up on my own,” he says in the hallway of Oak Harbor village hall about his rental business during a recent spring evening. “Nobody helped me.”

He refers to his climb to buy rental properties, accumulating close to 100 over the years in and around the village. He keeps a watchful eye on expenses and questions those that don’t add up.

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Oak Harbor’s renewed attempt to sell a piece of land near Port Clinton has hit a glitch.

The village bought the parcel, just over eight acres on West Lakeshore Drive along the shoreline of Lake Erie, west of Port Clinton, in 1938. The land was tagged for water system facilities when Oak Harbor had a partnership with Port Clinton, long before the village joined the Ottawa County Regional Water System.

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The Oregon Planning Commission recently approved a Conditional Use Permit for the Harbor View Historical Society after the organization acquired more property.

The commission had granted a Conditional Use Permit in an R-2 Medium Density Residential District to the historical society at 2083 Autokee Street in 2010 for the operation of a museum with the stipulation that it be reviewed after three years of operation, according to Jim Gilmore, commissioner of building and zoning.

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Oregon Council on Monday approved a zoning change request on Navarre Avenue following the continuation of a public hearing due to opposition from some residents living near the property.

Noel Graham, on behalf of property owner Donna J. Graham, applied for the zoning change to C-2 Commercial from R-1 Low Density Residential at 5464 Navarre Avenue.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a public policy organization, a state senator and a former state representative lack standing to challenge the constitutionality of JobsOhio, a non-profit economic development corporation established by the state.

The court, in a 5-2 decision Tuesday, held that ProgressOhio.org, Sen. Michael Skindell and former representative Dennis Murray were not the proper parties under the public-right doctrine to bring a lawsuit against the JobsOhio legislation.

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