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The county fairs that take place throughout the United States during the summer represent for those of us country folk living in Middle America, at just $5 per person, the opportunity to partake in events ranging from livestock auctions to pie-eating contests to demolition derbies.

The week of July 18-24 represented that for those us living in and around Ottawa County.

Early last spring, thieves stole over $14,000 in gaming accessories and movies from Flint Hills Graphics at 657 Main Street, East Toledo.

The thieves broke in on a Thursday night, and owner Frank Riddle discovered the back door busted open when he arrived the next morning and nearly everything gone inside.

Bill Garner believes in angels. 

On May 10, Bill, encountered three real-life angels who helped save his brother’s life right on the side of Woodville Road.

On that morning, Bill and his brother Jim, both of Toledo, had been helping a family friend clear out a barn on Camper Road in Genoa.

The Toledo Fire and Rescue Arson Investigative Unit continue to examine multiple fires that have occurred throughout the city and are asking for residents’ help. 

The department was offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest of individuals involved, but late Thursday police had a breakthrough and arrested an arson suspect, 18-year-old Joshua Havermale of 502 Potter Street, East Toledo.

Genoa councilman Eric Hise resigned effective immediately at the end of Monday night’s regular  meeting.

Hise, who was just over a year and a half into his four-year term, said in a telephone interview after the meeting that personal health issues forced his decision. He has been struggling with severe back problems for several months. As a result, Hise said he anticipates surgery and rehabilitation in the near future that will prevent him from attending meetings and maintaining a concentrated focus on village business, he said. He already retired from his bonding company job late last year but retains part ownership in a local bar.


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