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 The Sixth District Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Fremont man who shot and killed his estranged wife in Carroll Township in 2013.

 The court dismissed the appeal by Randall Ross, who was found guilty last year in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court on charges of aggravated murder and murder, aggravated burglary and kidnapping.  The trial court sentenced him to life in prison without parole for aggravated murder, 11 years each on the aggravated burglary and kidnapping charges and imposed an additional three years each for firearms specifications.

 The Clay Township Zoning Board has approved a use variance for a parcel along Holt-Harrigan Road to allow for the construction of an indoor gun/archery range and retail outlet.

 The 8-acre parcel is currently zoned for agricultural use, which does not allow for a retail store.  The parcel owner, Theodore Bitter, of Millbury, requested the variance.

Oregon City Council at its last council meeting in February approved a three-year agreement with FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. to act as the city’s electricity aggregation supplier.

The rate was negotiated by the Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition (NOAC), of which the city is a member. The three year term starts in June of this year to June of 2020.

Oregon council recently approved the purchase of three vehicles for the police department.

Mathews Ford provided the best overall quote for the purchase of the three 2017 Ford Utility Police Interceptor vehicles at a cost of $29,411 per vehicle, for a total of $88,233. An allowance for a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria at $3,000, a 2013 Chevy Caprice at $6,500 and another 2013 Chevy Caprice at $7,500, provided a trade-in credit of $17,000, bringing the total final cost of the purchase down to $71,233.

The Sandusky County commissioners have voiced their support for the continued operation of  the DavisBesse Nuclear Power Station, approving a resolution Tuesday that, in turn, backs a similar resolution passed last month by the Ottawa County Improvement Corp.

 Both resolutions note that FirstEnergy Corp. has announced its intention to exit the energy generation component of its business either by closing or selling its coal and nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania if the states don’t establish a format for re-regulating them and setting rates.



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