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The amount of time that political signs can be posted in yards is about to be limited in Oak Harbor.

For weeks, village council members have lamented over how political signs pop up long before the local political campaigns kick into high gear for upcoming elections. A number of signs, especially those for the pending county judgeship race this November, appeared throughout neighborhoods in early summer.

“It seems like the signs are going up earlier and earlier every year,” councilwoman Sue Rahm noted.

The regulation has been talked about a number of times in past years but now council members say they are ready to act on it.

For owners of restaurants in Oregon, it was a good, no, it was a great weekend. For some, serving the extra business provided by a water emergency in Toledo and other suburbs who get their water from the City of Toledo was almost overwhelming.

“It was crazy and insane the number of people who tried to come to us over the weekend,” Art Richardson, owner of the Oregon Inn on Bay Shore Rd. said. “We had to turn away 150 people.”

Richardson, who keeps records of his daily business, said business on Saturday was 30 percent higher than the Saturday before. Sunday was 35 to 40 percent than the week before.

Tabatha Gerathy has been looking for her dog, Tikaani, a white Husky with ice blue eyes, since it wandered from her home on Pickle Road in Oregon on July 26.

Sightings of the eight month old dog, wearing a black collar, have been frequent in East Toledo.

Gerathy was planning on training Tikaani, which means “wolf” in Inuit (Alaska), as a service dog to visit nursing homes and hospitals. “Our kids kept saying she looks like a snow wolf. So we gave her a name that means wolf,” she said.

Gerathy’s husband had let Tikaani outside on July 26 and turned his back for a second before he realized she was gone, she said.

A Minnesota attorney who chairs the Veterans Defense Project Board will be permitted to appear before the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of a local veteran who’s been sentenced to prison for shooting at police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call.

The Supreme Court Monday approved a motion filed by Brockton Hunter to act as counsel for Jeffery Belew, of Oregon, who faces a 27-year prison term imposed by the Lucas Common Pleas Court and upheld by the Sixth District Court of Appeals.

Last month, a divided Supreme Court dismissed an appeal from Belew, who claimed the stress he incurred during the Iraq War was a factor when he engaged in a shootout three years ago with city police.

A showroom lighting upgrade has resulted in major savings and recognition for Samsen Furniture of Genoa.

The family-owned business was honored Tuesday with an Ambassador of Energy Efficiency designation by Efficiency Smart, a company that has worked in partnership with the Village of Genoa to offer utility savings for both residents and commercial customers.

“Just like Samsen is an over-achiever in the furniture business, Samsen is an over-achiever in the energy savings business,” said Carl Andre of Efficiency Smart. “Just to tell you how rare these are, this is only the 22nd award they’ve given out. And that’s out of the hundreds and thousands of projects we work with. That’s all we do is electrical efficiency. It’s judged by how many kilowatt hours we save.”

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