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Al Thompson is once again adjusting to the mundane life of a retired history teacher.

Still, he thinks there must be something more. Some mission. Some goal bigger than he is. Something to top the nine months he recently spent bicycling around the perimeter of the United States to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Al has spent the last three months doing yard work, playing tennis and golf and riding his bike for short jaunts on Northwest Ohio’s many trails. He is also preparing a program about his latest adventure to be held this Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club in Perrysburg. (See below for details).

A Millbury woman is searching for her family’s elderly orange and white cat, which has been missing since July 22 from her home in the 2900 block of Millbury Road.815SHARKY1

Keri Drain said the cat slipped out of her house when she opened the door to go to work that morning, which also happened to be her birthday.

The cat, named Sharky, has sneaked out on previous occasions, but always returned, she said.

“He would always stay to the left or right of us. He wouldn’t go further than one house away,” she said.

Lake Township police and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office are asking anyone with information about a township man who’s been indicted on two counts of rape against victims under 10 years old to contact them.

The Ottawa County Grand Jury on Aug. 3 issued a secret indictment against Earl H. Weidner, II, 39, on the rape charges. Authorities sought the secret indictment because Weidner allegedly threatened victims and their families if the victims told.

He is being held on an $800,000 bond in the Ottawa County Jail.

One person interviewed by Lake Township police in connection with a “hit list” found in Ottawa County has denied any knowledge of the note, Mark Hummer, township police chief, said Wednesday.

“It’s an open investigation,” he said. “We’re following up on some leads that were called in and we’re waiting for evidence to come back.”

On Aug. 7, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a Benton Township resident who said his son and a relative found a note behind the township garage that threatened several area police departments and residents.

The Woodmore school board has hired Jay LeFevre, who’s held teaching and administrative positions in the Pike-Delta-York School District, as interim superintendent for the coming school year.

His hiring is effective Aug. 16.

In 36 years at Pike-Delta-York, he was a teacher, coach, elementary school principal and superintendent.

During his three years as superintendent, he was credited with guiding the district from a negative financial outlook to a positive forecast through 2018.




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