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Leaders of the cash-strapped Village of Oak Harbor say they aren’t rushing to commit money to extravagant downtown revitalization projects as some believe.

Council members clearly stated that message repeatedly during their recent July meeting, according to taped recordings of the summer session.

Veterinarian care and food for three surviving horses seized from a Woodville Township farm will cost thousands of dollars, according to the Humane Society of Sandusky County, which is asking for donations to help cover expenses.

Animal cruelty investigator Kelly Askins described the case as “the worst case of horse abuse” she’s ever seen.

Oregon council in August will consider a proposed ordinance that would approve tax abatements for Oregon Holdings Six LLC, which is developing a new manufacturing facility in the city.

The tax abatements are part of the Community Reinvestment Area program established by the state.

The regional water system superintendent in Ottawa County is the latest official to join the list of double-dippers in the county.

The county commissioners voted unanimously July 17 to accept the retirement of Ron Wetzel and then approve his rehire as of Aug. 1, 2014. Under his new terms, Wetzel will be paid $80,558 a year and retain his health benefits, earning 4.6 hours of sick leave every two weeks and accrue 7.7 hours of vacation time over each two-week period, according to commissioners’ records.

New bright neon signs promoting pedestrian safety popped up on the main street of Oak Harbor this week.

And motorists likely took a double take as their vehicles passed the four-foot signs posted along the center line of Water Street near the Portage District Fire Station and a block down from the State Route 19 intersection. The signs emphasize that it’s state law to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks.

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Has President Obama, America's first African American president, improved race relations since he has been in office?
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