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   A fired worker who authorities said returned to an Oak Harbor area business with weapons pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges Friday in Ottawa County Municipal Court.  An April 12 pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Kyle A. Kovac, 20, 508 Jackson St., Fremont.

   A judge set bail at $29,030 after his 8:30 a.m. appearance and then deputies took him back to jail, a court employee said.  The charges against Kovac include two counts of aggravated menacing, two counts of inducing panic, two counts of carrying a concealed weapon and one count of possession of criminal tools. The tools possession charge is a felony-5 designation and will be dealt with during a separate preliminary hearing, the court employee stated.

   He was charged after staff at Northern Manufacturing, at 5225 W. Lakeshore Drive in The Lakewinds Industrial complex, alerted authorities that Kovac, who had been fired on Monday, was at the plant around noon Thursday, according to Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick.

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The Woodville Police Department recently added a new member to its staff.

He is a short-haired Dutch Shepherd imported from Belgium and has been named Raider.

About two or three years ago, Chief Roy Whitehead started thinking about bringing back a K-9 unit to the department as the drug activity in the area began to increase.

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Eastwood planning to hire 9 teachers

The Eastwood School District will be adding at least nine new teachers to its roster for the next school year.

According to Superintendent Brent Welker, two new teachers will be added for the all-day kindergarten program; one for third grade at Pemberville Elementary School, where class sizes for the second grade are too high, and the remainder will be to replace retiring teachers.

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Do you have a right to know where that steak on your plate came from?

Should it be legal to photograph chicken farms and dairy cows?

Big Agriculture says you don’t and it shouldn’t. Armies of Big Ag lobbyists are pushing for new state-level laws across the country to keep us all in the dark. Less restrictive versions have been law in some states since the 1980s, but the meat industry has ratcheted up a radical new campaign.

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Changing agricultural practices and weather conditions are cited in a study as the likely causes of what is considered the largest harmful algae bloom in Lake Erie’s recorded history.

And the study by researchers at the University of Michigan and eight other institutions describes the 2011 algae bloom as a harbinger of things to come rather than an isolated occurrence.

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