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Saying it wanted to clarify its priorities, Oak Harbor Village Council indefinitely tucked away a private organization’s newest proposal for downtown revitalization.

Legislation for a Downtown Revitalization Riverfront Overlay District came before council for a second reading at Monday’s regular meeting. But after a lengthy - and often heated - discussion, council voted 4-2 to table the issue. The district is an amendment to current zoning regulations that would open doors to private business owners’ expansion plans downtown, especially along the banks of the Portage River. The legislation paves the way for things such as gazebos, outdoor seating, bait shops, river walkways and even an amphitheater.

But the district’s introduction took a troubling turn in recent weeks as the public confused the role of the village in future downtown development.

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Convicted child molester Danny Wyatt Newton has filed a writ to have his conviction and sentence reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Former Air Force
Staff Sergeant
Danny Wyatt Newton.

Airman Basic Newton was found guilty by a jury of enlisted military personnel of attempted sodomy upon a child under 12 years of age, conspiracy to obstruct justice, indecent liberties, and sodomy upon a child under 12 years of age during a general court martial proceeding convened at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, on December 21, 2010. The victim was his then-eight-year-old stepdaughter.

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The Sixth District Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a Lake Township man involved in a child custody dispute.

The court ruled Aug. 29 that the Wood County Common Pleas Court erred when it ruled against Andrew Prewitt’s motion contending the lower court lacked jurisdiction in a case filed by Jessy Zielinski-Barnwell, the mother of Prewitt’s daughter.

Zielinski-Barnwell had sought a domestic violence civil protection order against Prewitt but was a resident of Adrian, Michigan.

The common pleas court granted a temporary protection order and scheduled a full hearing when Prewitt filed his motion. The court found that Zielinski-Barnwell failed to prove Prewitt engaged in domestic violence but in a later ruling denied Prewitt’s motion concerning jurisdiction.

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If you're from the East Side, you've probably seen a little city park known as Prentice Park, Toledo’s oldest city park. It's just a small triangle of grass, a block off Woodville Road, bounded by Elmore, Leonard and Prentice streets. The park is named in honor of Frederick Prentice, the first white child born in what would become the city of Toledo.

This early Toledo pioneer would grow up to become one of the city’s first millionaires, a fascinating figure of our history whose long resume includes experiences as a lumberman, nurseryman, oilman, land speculator, mine operator, and at one time, Indian
interpreter. Over the course of his nine decades of life, he married four times, had four children, and left a legacy still
in existence today on many streets of America. If that's not enough, Prentice also occupies center stage in a lost
treasure legend on Lake Superior.915Frederick-Prentice

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After receiving official notice the City of Rossford will be ending its contract with Lake Township for emergency dispatching service at the end of year, township officials say they plan to re-assess the dispatching system before making any decisions on how to proceed.

The township has been providing dispatching service for Rossford and the villages of Walbridge and Millbury, but Rossford has accepted a proposal from the Wood County Sheriff’s Department for the service and notified township trustees Aug. 29 of its intent to terminate its current contract on Dec. 31.

“City council has determined the best alternative going forward is to secure these services through the Wood County Sheriff’s Office,” the letter, signed by Mayor Neil MacKinnon, III, and Edward Ciecka, city administrator, says.

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