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Tools for School

 The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit is now accepting applications for the “Tools for School Program,” which assists families in Ottawa County that are in need of school supplies and book bags for the 2017-2018 school year.  The program is supported by the Ottawa County Community Foundation, Stensen Foundation and local donations.  Applications can be picked up at the Salvation Army Office at 1854 E. Perry St., Suite 800, Port Clinton, and at all libraries in Ottawa County. For info or to make a donation, call Director Maureen Saponari at 419-732-2769.

Grand jury indictments

 After a recent session of the Ottawa County Grand Jury, indictments have been returned against the following individuals, according to Prosecuting Attorney James VanEerten:

 • Terrell Sapp, Brian Smith and Andrew Jackson, all of Michigan, have each been charged with one count of Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, along with multiple counts of Complicity to Commit Identity Fraud, Forgery and Possession of Criminal Tools. According to reports of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, the three men were attempting to use fictitious credit cards to purchase merchandise in a local business in April.

 • Alexander Sosa, of Oak Harbor, was indicted on one count each of Corrupting Another with Drugs and Possession of Drugs, felonies of the fourth and fifth degree, respectively. According Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office reports, Sosa provided drugs to a minor in the summer of 2016, and was also found in possession of cocaine earlier this year.

OVI checkpoint held

 On June 23, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, along with troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, conducted an OVI checkpoint on southbound SR 53 near Bergman’s Orchards.  Of 230 vehicles checked, 19 were diverted into the observation area for further investigation; two people were arrested for OVI; two citations were issued for drug abuse. One vehicle was towed from the diversion area; the other was driven away by a sober driver.

Women’s Connection

 All area women are invited to attend the “Summertime Concert” luncheon and program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection Thursday, July 13 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2769 Seaman St, Oregon.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon buffet luncheon.  Rhonda Lehman, from Fort Wayne, Indiana, will give a mini-concert as she shares her life journey, “But Not for Me.”  The price is $11.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Marilyn at 419-666-1633.

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