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The Ottawa County Grand Jury has returned indictments against several local residents during its recent session.

• Marcelina L. Rivera, 42, also known as Marcey Rivera, 114 W. Main Street, Oak Harbor, was indicted on two counts each of passing bad checks and theft by deception – all fifth degree felonies.

Authorities say she passed two bad checks for more than $500 each in June 2007.

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The Lake Township trustees Wednesday approved a new three-year agreement to provide police protection for the Village of Millbury.

Under the new agreement, the village will pay $62,000 for the first year or protection. Increases of 3 percent will go into effect on Jan. 1 2009 and 2010.

Millbury Village Council has already approved the agreement, which requires the village to make quarterly payments in advance.

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The sounds of the infamous Ohio State Marching Band will resonate through Woodmore High School Oct. 17.

The band and Jon Waters, assistant marching band director, could not be happier about their return visit.

“I’m so happy they are allowing me to come home,” Waters said. “The timing was perfect. We are traveling to Michigan State University for a Saturday football game, The Wildcats play home on Friday and the Ottawa County Alumni are willing to host us for a second time in three years.”

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When Kimberly Hasapes lost her mother, Nana, to leukemia last December, Kimberly didn’t make the choice to sit at home and gloat.

A 38-year-old retired United States military veteran, she remains motivated to help fight the disease that killed her mother.

Her 20 years in the Ohio Army National Guard, including 10 years active duty, took her to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. She has dealt with difficult situations before and is determined to turn her mother’s death into something positive.

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A Woodmore school board member and former girls basketball coach, Mike DeStazio doesn’t want anyone to think he is “tooting anybody’s horn.”

Especially his own horn or a member of his family.

But he’s proud of his daughter, Tammy, who is making an unusual sacrifice for any woman. It’s no sacrifice for Tammy, though, to be donating her hair to be made into a wig for cancer victims.

On January 29 of this year, Tammy and her sister Kelly’s mother, Sharon DeStazio, passed away at the age of 52 after a six-year bout with colon cancer.

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