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The Ottawa County Commissioners have renewed an additional 0.25 percent sales tax and are now hoping it sticks.

The board held two public meetings prior to approving the additional sales tax on Feb. 28.

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Jerusalem Township Fire Chief Harold Stanton said he will vigorously defend himself at a hearing next week against charges that he allowed someone from outside the fire department to assist personnel on a fire call on February 23.

“I’m being blamed for something I didn’t do,” said Stanton, who has been part-time fire chief since 2008. “There’s a serious lack of evidence.”

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Turnpike bill rebuffed by local representatives

State legislators representing Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, and Sandusky counties expressed their opposition to House Bill 51, which renames the Ohio Turnpike Commission as the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commision and authorizes the commission to issue $1.5 billion in revenue bonds to fund infrastructure projects.

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The crack of gunfire in some areas of Oregon has prompted residents to complain to the city.

Oregon Councilman Mike Sheehy wants the city to revisit its laws regarding the discharge of guns in the city limits.

Sheehy said at a committee of the whole meeting on Monday that there have been complaints in the Starr Extension area.

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A resolution to approve a property tax abatement for a Lake Township business that is expanding has been unanimously approved by the township board of trustees.

The abatement, approved Tuesday, will allow Electro Plasma Inc., which has purchased a 4.3-acre parcel on Moline-Martin Road to construct a 14,000-square-foot building, to not have to pay property taxes for 10 years.

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