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Tending to his animal refuge in Stony Ridge keeps Ken Hetrick busy as he and other owners of wild animals await a court decision that will impact their menageries.

Hetrick, the owner of Tiger Ridge Exotics, has said the costs of complying with a new state law requiring permits for owning certain animals and reptiles are too high for him to keep his refuge open.

“It’s out of reach for me,” he said. “They want insurance of $1 million. You can get insurance but not at a reasonable cost for what I do. It would cost thousands of dollars just to install the type of fencing required by the law.”

It was snowing outside before author Terry Shaffer started his presentation at an East Toledo Club luncheon, and at first it looked like nobody would show up because of the weather.

Shaffer was there to talk about his 146-page book, Illegal Gambling Clubs of Toledo: The Chips, The Dice, The Places and Faces.

By the time he had finished, the room was full, and these were not the same East Toledo members that usually show up for these monthly luncheons.

Eastwood prepares to induct first class into hall of fame

The Bruning, Gardner, and Filiere families will be the first class inducted into the Eagle Way Hall of Fame at a banquet Feb. 22 at Riverview Banquet Hall.

Families will be present to receive plaques, which will honor the three patriarchs, Dale M. Bruning, Doyce “Frenchy” Filiere, and Dallas E. Gardner, posthumously.

AJ McKenzie, a fourth grade student at St. Kateri Catholic Academy, had just one thing to say about a doctor’s appointment he had this past year: “It was awesome!”

That’s because, for the first time since 2011, AJ found out he was completely cancer free. After being diagnosed with Burkett’s Lymphoma, AJ endured nine months of chemotherapy, spent countless days in the hospital and had routine blood work done to ensure his cancer had not returned. Now, AJ’s doctors finally said his cancer was in complete remission.

The Village of Genoa will accept applications for the position of police chief until Feb. 5, Mayor Mark Williams said.

The village is looking for a replacement for Chief Bob Bratton, who resigned after being accused of mishandling a Furtherance of Justice fund between 2008 and 2011 while he was Ottawa County Sheriff.

A hearing on the charge is scheduled for Jan. 29 in U.S. District Court in Toledo.

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