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Motorists who object to parking tickets issued in the Village of Oak Harbor will soon have a new appeals process.

Oak Harbor’s new parking ticket bureau should be operational in days. Police Chief Steve Weirich said he is only waiting on a printer to return the new tickets. He expects to have the tickets in hand within two weeks and the new program will be under way after their arrival.

Village council created the parking ticket bureau this summer as a direct result of  a dispute that landed the City of Port Clinton in hot water two years ago, Mayor Bill Eberle said.

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Harnessing school spirit is about more than revving up those confined within the school walls.

True spirit has its roots in the community, says Guy Parmigian, superintendent of Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools. And as that spirit grows, so does the residents and business relationship with the district, evolving into support on several fronts, including financial assistance and volunteerism.

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The Lake Township trustees have taken a stand against bills pending in the state legislature that could have a significant impact on costs paid by individuals and businesses for electric service.

The board of trustees Tuesday approved a resolution opposing Senate Bill 58 and House Bill 302, contending the bills unfairly impose fees on consumers that should be borne by utility companies. The bills would amend the state’s electric utility law passed in 2008 that promotes alternative energy sources.

“When consumers pay for energy-efficient light bulbs, products and upgrades it

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The Maumee Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is sponsoring a special archery deer hunt for mobility-impaired hunters Nov. 16 and 17 at Maumee Bay State Park.  Hunters will be chosen in a drawing set for Nov. 12, said Gary Robison, a volunteer with the chapter.  Online applications are available at wheelinsportsmen-mvnwtf.webs.com and are due Nov. 11.  Robison said he expects 12 hunting locations to be open each day.  Ohio Department of Natural Resources regulations will be in effect for the hunt, he said.

Ken Hetrick sees few options for his wild animal refuge in Stony Ridge.

The owner of Tiger Ridge Exotics – home to a collection of six tigers, three lions, a leopard, a grizzly bear, a timber wolf and a liger; many of them elderly – Hetrick is convinced he can’t afford the costs associated with a new state permit and regulation program.

One quote for liability insurance he received is $376 a month, he said, and required changes to the fencing could cost thousands of dollars.

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