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The walk-through metal detectors stationed on the third floor of the Ottawa County Courthouse could be moved to the main floor as one measure to tighten security.

The suggestion, which was brought up during a recent elected officials meeting, is under review along with other possibilities, county commissioner Jodi Regal said.

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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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