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With the 2016 Olympic events at a close, it was the women who rose up to show the world on the largest competitive stage that they are confident leaders in the shooting realm – winning the only three medals collected by Team USA shooting.

Nineteen-year-old Ginny Thrasher made history as she became the youngest to ever win the first gold medal of the Games during the Women’s 10-meter Air Rifle event. Kim Rhode, famed shotgun Skeet shooter, went on to add to her legacy by earning her sixth consecutive Olympic medal to become the first woman ever to do so along with being the first competitor, man or woman, to earn medals on five different continents. And Corey Cogdell-Unrein came home with her second bronze medal in Women’s Trap during her third Olympic showing.

Coming in second during Camp Perry’s 30 Shot Bench League behind Oak Harbor’s Kathy Tribble was Joyce Edwards, 65, of Marblehead, who fired a score of 296-21x,

“I had never shot a gun until about 11 months ago,” Edwards admitted. That was when she discovered the air range at Camp Perry. “I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know if it was going to be easy or hard. I thought the rifle was going to have a kick to it, and it doesn’t.””

After visiting the range with her husband, Phil, and firing a few shots downrange, she was hooked. She credits CMP staff members, like Kent Floro and Jackie Slosnerick, for helping her through the complexities of air rifle, such as sight picture, breathing and other marksmanship essentials.

A group of 15 residents from Lucas and Ottawa counties, including two topless women, were in front of Genoa City Hall Tuesday and Wednesday to promote the decriminalization of marijuana.

The two topless women, who were body painted, were drawing negative commentary from local residents on social media, but they were also getting honks from drivers heading down Main Street. Many were not honking for the topless women, but the cause.

A group calling itself “632 Loves You” is seeking signatures for a petition that would reduce sentencing and fines for individuals caught with small amounts of marijuana.

Oregon City Council this month approved ordinances to remove and relocate overhead electric and cable wires to improve aesthetics as part of the Navarre Avenue Safety Improvement Project.

Council passed a purchase order and work agreements with Toledo Edison to relocate and remove lines for $195,751. Council also approved a purchase order and a work agreement with Buckeye Broadband to relocate aerial cable equipment and underground lines for $87,524.62.

The section of Navarre that will be affected is from I-280 to Isaac Streets Drive.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is asking for tips on a suspect who robbed a convenience store on Aug. 18.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5-9 to 6 feet tall and weighing between 220 and 250 pounds.

He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with red stripes under the sleeves and gray sweatpants.

He was carrying a black and green backpack with draw strings.

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