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Oak Harbor - Village seeking permit change for temporary flood relief
Written by Cynthia L. Jacoby   
Monday, 24 February 2014 13:29

Lesley Sharples won’t soon forget Christmas 2013.

Four days before Christmas a rainstorm caused a sewer system backup that dumped gallons of raw sewage into the basement of her Oak Harbor home. She and her husband lost a new $7,000 furnace, washer and dryer and numerous personal items as several feet of sewer water ravaged her home.

Lake Twp. - ATV proves handy in lake rescue
Written by Larry Limpf   
Monday, 24 February 2014 13:06

Less than a week after the fire departments of Lake and Jerusalem townships held a joint training session with an all-terrain vehicle along Lake Erie, the vehicle played a vital role in an emergency situation on the frozen lake.

Lake Township Fire Chief Bruce Moritz said his department’s Argo vehicle - which can be equipped with wheels or tracks and can float - was used Feb. 17 to rescue a man from the lake who became disoriented looking for his two lost sons.

Oak Harbor - Lack of funds hurts downtown revitalization
Written by Cynthia L. Jacoby   
Monday, 24 February 2014 13:30

Oak Harbor has the potential to attract more visitors to bolster its economy, says the chairman of the village’s downtown revitalization efforts.

However, finding a steady revenue source to rev up the riverfront landscape remains a daunting task.

Every five years the Downtown Revitalization Implementation Committee reviews its successes and failures and renews a plan to keep business growing in the Ottawa County village, according to Mike Shadoan, the committee’s chairman.

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