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After a recent session, the Ottawa County Grand Jury has indicted Frederick B. Harder, 38, on 37 counts of rape, all felonies of the first degree; and 36 counts of sexual battery, all felonies of the third degree.

According to Ottawa County Sheriff’s reports, Harder had been engaging in sexual activity with a minor since 2009. He is currently being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility.

Indictments were also returned against Leshawn C. Gilleland, 19, on several felony counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and felonious assault. An investigation by Port Clinton Police, in conjunction with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, determined that Gilleland was responsible for several recent crimes, including an attack on a 76-year-old man at his home Nov. 12 and the robbery of another man at knifepoint on Nov. 29.  Gilleland is also being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility.

Warrants were issued for both men, who were expected to make their initial appearances in the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas last week.

Christmas open house
Covenant Harbor senior apartment community, 240 Finke Rd., Oak Harbor, will host a Christmas Open House Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The open house will feature Christmas music by St. John’s Evangelical choir, a holiday bake sale, blood pressure checks and a visit by Santa Claus.

For more information, call Katie Perry, service coordinator, at 419-898-1469.

Covenant Harbor is a ministry of Lutheran Homes Society that provides housing and services for seniors age 62 and older.

Safe Boating Class
Flotilla 16-13 will hold a Safe Boating Class Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Jan. 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Bay View Yacht Club, 3902 N Summit, Toledo.

The registration fee is $35. To pre-register or to obtain more information, contact  Teresa “Terry” Rudes at 419-727-4652 or




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