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Four more “deadbeat parents” have been indicted by the Ottawa County Grand Jury for failing to pay court-ordered child support for their minor dependents, according to Prosecuting Attorney Mark Mulligan.

Tyrone T. Porter, 33, of Toledo, and Dale R. Weber, 50, of Cleveland, were each indicted on two counts of criminal non-support. Christopher W. Harvey, 37, of Greenwood, Ind., and Ricky L. Burris, 44, of Bellefontaine, O., were each charged with four counts.

Porter and Weber are both charged with felonies of the fifth degree; Harvey and Burris are both charged with felonies of the fourth degree, as both defendants have prior felony convictions for criminal non-support.

In addition, Justin R. Burchfield, 23, of New Carlisle, O., was charged with one count of Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree, after he failed to attend a court hearing on another indictment on Nov. 17. A summons has been issued for Burchfield to make his initial appearance in the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas Dec. 12.

Fernando Gonzales, Jr., who is currently being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility, has been indicted on one count of burglary, a felony of the second degree; and one count of theft, a felony of the fifth degree. According to the reports Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Gonzalez, 18, entered a Portage Township residence earlier this month, taking items valued at over $500.

Curfew enforced
The Pemberville Police Department would like to remind the public of its curfew ordinance.

Citizens under the age of 16 are not allowed on any public street or public place beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday nights. Exemptions include running a lawful errand and coming to and from employment or emergency situations.

Those found in violation are subject to arrest and fines.

For more information, call 419-287-3250 or visit

Admission information
A parent information session concerning all aspects of admission to St. John’s Jesuit High School will be held Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the all-boys college preparatory school, 5901 Airport Highway, Toledo.

Principal Tim Malone and Assistant Principal for Academics Cherie Bischoff will address the group. Students who attend will have an entertaining evening playing Battle Ball in the gym.

The placement test will be given Dec. 6 at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.

For more information, call Brad Bohnam, director of admissions at 419-865-5743, ext. 248.

Women’s Connection
All area women are invited to attend the “Christmas Aura” luncheon and program being sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection, formerly known as the Toledo East Christian Women’s Club Dec. 11 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.

Lunch and the program will begin at noon. The price is $10.50, all inclusive.

The program will include a discussion about Christmas decorating ideas by Jo Bench, from Bench’s Greenhouse; sounds of the holiday by Jerry Warren and Mary Mortimer; and Christine Basset sharing, “How to Handle Any Crisis.”

For reservations, call Caryl at 419-476-2604.

Benefit breakfast
The 28th Annual Benefit Breakfast for the needy of Ottawa County will continue this year, thanks to the generosity of The Nor Easter Club.

The breakfast will be held on Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Nor Easter Club is located at 2801 Nor Easter Cove Dr., four miles north of the SR 53 and 163 intersection in Port Clinton. Reservations are recommended for groups of eight or more.

The staff of the Nor Easter Club volunteers their time, and donates the proceeds to the Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services and the Salvation Army, to benefit needy children and families in the county. The cost of the breakfast will be $7.95 for adults and $4.95 for children age 10 and under. Donations of non-perishable food items are also gladly accepted.

Rapid Registration
Owens Community College will hold Rapid Registration Week at Owens Community College, Dec. 1 through 6. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 8.

For added convenience, the college will be open extra hours from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Rapid Registration Week. Additionally, students may register from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 and from 8 a.m. - noon Dec. 6.

Those attending will have the opportunity to learn about Owens’ academic program offerings, receive academic advising, complete electronic financial aid, learn about deferred payment plans, and select their classes in a convenient and timely manner.

For more registration information or to obtain a schedule of courses for spring term, contact Enrollment Services at 567-661-7777 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7777, or visit Web site at




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