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Throughout history, it has conjured up images of witchcraft and magic. In the Middle Ages, it was burned alive for its supposedly supernatural powers.

In North America, it is considered unlucky to cross paths with it.  

Many shelters during the month of October ban its adoption out of concern it may be abused as a result of the image it portrays on Halloween.

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The Perrysburg Municipal Court last week set bond at $300,000 for a 20-year-old woman charged in the recent murder of a Northwood man.

Sarah E. Bunch, of 1929 Sharon Drive, is currently in the Wood County jail for allegedly murdering Robert Porter, of 350 West Andrus Road earlier in the week.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. last Monday, Dec. 8, Northwood police and fire departments responded to a fire at Porter’s residence. The fire was quickly extinguished. But while searching the residence, Porter’s body was found in a rear room.

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Jerusalem Township trustees have shown an interest in funding a third School Resource Officer (SRO) for the Oregon City Schools District.

Jeff Ziviski, vice president of the school board, said last week that Jerusalem Township trustees are considering funding a third SRO to cover Eisenhower Middle School because the building is in the township.

Mayor Marge Brown at Monday’s council meeting said that a city councilman had asked her to contact Jerusalem Township trustees and Lucas County Commissioners to see if any funding was available for a third SRO.

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As winter arrives, and temperatures fall, feral or abandoned cats look for shelter.

Those who volunteer to care for such cats by giving them food and water, also have found ways to provide outside shelter that offers protection from the elements.

“You can make a stray cat shelter by doing something as simple as taking a large plastic Rubbermaid tub, turn it upside down, cut a hole in the side, and fill it with straw,” said Jill Borkowski, marketing director of Humane Ohio, a non-profit organization that offers low cost spay and neuter service for cats.

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The owner of a bar in downtown Genoa is accusing the village mayor of having the police department harass his establishment with frequent unwarranted visits aimed at driving the owner out of business.

Eric Hise, owner of the Bharmacy, 621 Main Street, says in his complaint filed Dec. 5 with the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court that Mayor Mark Williams “…dislikes the Plaintiff for the exercise of his free speech and disapproves of alcoholic consumption and has with malice implemented an official Village of Genoa policy to enter business establishments serving alcohol; and has specifically instructed his police to harass the Plaintiff and his customers by repeatedly visiting his establishment without warrant or legitimate complaint.”

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