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       Local officials are hoping a change to the speed limit along a stretch of Genoa-Clay Center Road in Ottawa County will reduce confusion for motorists.

        Ron Lajti, Ottawa County engineer, said his office conducted a traffic study on the road after receiving complaints from residents about speeding motorists between State Route 51 and Hellwig Road.

         A former Genoa police officer has pled not guilty to counts of sexual battery, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a child.

        Benjamin Jacks, 23, of Millbury, entered the plea Tuesday in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court, after being indicted by a county grand jury in March.

        The Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man found guilty in 2017 of reckless homicide after a fight at the Country Ridge Lounge in Lake Township.

        The appeals court ruled the Wood County Common Pleas Court complied with felony sentencing statutes when it sentenced Kevin W. Knott, Norwalk, O., to a maximum 36-month prison term.


       The Oregon Police Division is investigating a fatal crash involving a vehicle being pursued by Northwood police. 

        The chase began Friday at about 6 a.m. on Wales Road and ended on Curtice Road after the vehicle flipped onto its top.

        The driver, William Burgess, 51, and passenger, Kimberly Snavely, 50, both of Oregon, were pronounced dead at the scene.

        According to Oregon police, Burgess’ 2005 Chrysler Crossfire was northbound on Wales Road when it went left of center and almost struck the Northwood cruiser, which turned around and attempted to pull the Burgess vehicle over 

       The vehicle fled and went north on Lemoyne Road and lost control near the intersection at Curtice Road and struck a curb, causing the vehicle to roll over and slide to the other side of the road before striking a tree.

        Burgess and Snavely were trapped in the vehicle and were extricated by the Northwood Fire Department.

        According to police, the two were not wearing seat belts.

 Northwood police requested the crash be investigated by Oregon. 




         Oregon City Administrator Michael Beazley’s annual salary was increased to $143,220 from $132,000 after City Council recently approved an 8 ½ percent pay raise at a meeting on March 26.

        Mayor Mike Seferian said the $11,220 increase in compensation for Beazley was in line with compensation received by bargaining and non-bargaining unit employees.



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