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After a delayed start due to having to cut through more red tape than originally expected, Ottawa Residential Services, Inc. is on course to meet its goal of having about 20 blighted or abandoned residences demolished this year.

Ottawa County received approximately $222,450 through the Moving Ohio Forward Grant Program in which Attorney General Mike DeWine allocated about $75 million statewide to demolish blighted structures.

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Oregon School Board President P.J. Kapfhammer called Mike Vicars the “perfect hire” to lead Clay’s football program for the next “10-15 years.”

School administrators announced in January that Vicars would be Clay’s next head football coach. But Vicars never was actually hired by the Oregon School District.

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Loyalty and dedication are employee traits that should be rewarded, Ottawa County prosecutor Mark Mulligan said as he renewed his call for county employee raises.

And the county commissioners responded by saying they will take a hard look at possible staff compensation later in 2013.

The plea on behalf of those under the jurisdiction of the commissioners came at a recent semi-annual elected officials meeting.

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Thousands of birding enthusiasts will flock to Northwest Ohio on May 3-12 for the fourth annual The Biggest Week in American Birding event.

The three previous Biggest Week events drew more people than the one before it, and this year’s festival will draw birders not only nationally but from such countries as Panama, Ecuador, Guatemala, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan and China.

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Residents of the Gibsonburg Exempted Village School District will decide a request for a 1 percent, 10-year income tax on the May 7 primary election ballot.

The resolution approved by the school board to place the issue on the ballot requests $950,000 annually for operating expenses from an income tax levy.

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Ebola outbreak

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