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On Jan. 14, the Ottawa County Commissioners recognized Ottawa County veteran William “Bill” Sorg, of American Legion Post 279, Elmore.
 
Sorg was drafted into the United States Army in March 1969. After training, he was deployed to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, with the 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Phan Thiet. On April 8, 1970, during a patrol on Hill #74, his squad was attacked and nine soldiers, including Sorg were injured.
 
He participated in four combat missions during his time in theater. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (four bronze stars), Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (two) and Combat Infantry Badge.

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National Guard halts turbine project at Camp Perry

A letter of intent to sue the Ohio National Guard and an on-going petition effort were enough to convince federal officials to at least temporarily halt plans for constructing a wind turbine at Camp Perry near Oak Harbor.

The American Bird Conservancy and Black Swamp Bird Observatory last week were praising the decision by the National Guard Bureau office in Maryland to withdraw a key finding to the project effective immediately.

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A “green” opportunity for the Village of Oak Harbor turned faces red at a recent meeting of village council.

Newly-seated councilmember Sue Rahm was upset that an Efficiency Smart Schedule program turned down by council late last year was once again on the meeting agenda for approval.

When she asked why it was again on the agenda, Mayor Bill Eberle said he had it placed there.

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For over 20 years, the Luckey Ecumenical Assistance Fund (LEAF) has worked to assist individuals and families in need within the Eastwood Local School District with necessary resources such as food, electricity, or heat.

LEAF consists of five Luckey churches — Zion United Methodist, Faith United Methodist, Zion Lutheran, Salem Grace United Lutheran, and Emmanuel Free Will Baptist — that call themselves the “Luckey faith community.”

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On January 22, 45 students from Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School participated in March for Life, the annual march at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., that supports the right to life.

This is the fourth year students from Stritch have participated in the march. Sophomores, juniors and seniors who participate in Teens for Life at Stritch were eligible to make the Jan. 21-23 trip to the nation’s capital, and each year the number of students who want to attend the event has increased.

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Christmas spending

Are spending more, less or the same amount this year for Christmas?
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