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Is a transitional housing program for men in Ottawa County about to become a reality in the near future?

Two forums scheduled for next week will explain “The Lighthouse” project’s need and discuss opportunities. The first meeting is May 20 at the Genoa Library and the second is May 22 at the Ida Rupp Library in Port Clinton. Both sessions start at 7 p.m.

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The Ottawa County Grand Jury has indicted Randall J. Ross for the March 27 shooting death of his estranged wife, Amy.

According to Mark Mulligan, county prosecutor, Ross was indicted on seven counts, including murder, aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, and kidnapping. Firearm specifications are included in the indictment.

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Oregon City Council on May 13 approved changes to the municipal sign code in response to business concerns that it was too strict.

“We’ve been working on this for months,” Administrator Mike Beazley said after the meeting. “We basically wanted to respond to the business community that had challenged us.”

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The Wood County commissioners will hold a town hall meeting May 21 at the Lake Township administration building, 27975 Cummings Rd.

The meeting will start at 4:45 p.m. The commissioners have been scheduling public forum style meetings throughout the county, offering residents a chance to submit comments or questions to the commissioners.

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The announcement last month that a renowned football coach turned down the head football coaching position at Clay High School has left the Oregon Board of Education scrambling to find another coach to fill the position.

Mike Vicars, who led Delta and Genoa high schools to state playoffs, including two state semifinal appearances, was hired by the district to lead the Eagles. Vicars was also hired as the assistant principal at Fassett Middle School, where he would have also served as the school’s athletic director.

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