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Pemberville bracing for melting snow, flooding

Pemberville mayor Gordan Bowman is hoping that nearly a foot of snow melts real slow after expected 40-plus degree weather over the weekend.

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Northwood and Oregon responded quickly to the demands caused by heavy snowfall and subzero temperatures and wind chills last week.

Northwood’s four snowplows had not stopped until the main roads and side streets had been cleared, said City Administrator Bob Anderson Wednesday evening.

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Northwood is looking at installing street lights at Wales and Drouillard roads to improve safety at the intersection.

“We’ve had a couple of accidents there,” Administrator Bob Anderson said at a recent council meeting. “We want to make it as safe as possible.”

The city has received cost estimates to install the lights, he said.

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Army Pvt. Jon W. B. Hooks has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

The son of Jon Hooks, of Curtice, he is a 2008 graduate of Clay High School.

Former Ottawa County Sheriff Robert Bratton said he will plead guilty to a single charge of theft in office and will resign his current position as Genoa police chief.

Bratton, 60, is accused of mishandling $5,000 in federal Furtherance of Justice Funds between 2008 and 2011 for personal spending during his tenure as Ottawa County sheriff. He served as sheriff from 2004 to 2011.

“I made a mistake. I admit I made a mistake,” Bratton said, “And I will go into court and I will sit down and I will plead guilty and I will no longer be able to be a police officer.”

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