Agents from the Ottawa County Drug Task Force and an Ottawa County Sheriffs deputy on May 13 seized 105 marijuana plants in Portage Township after receiving an anonymous tip about the location of an outdoor marijuana plot.
The plot was located near State Road and the State Route 2 overpass. The plants were in the early growth stages and were protected by wire mesh. The estimated seizure amount is $1,000 per plant.
The seized plants had been well taken care of and would have likely produced more than 1 pound of processed marijuana per plant, according to task force estimates.
The task force also found remnants of a grow area from the previous year.
The Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association is hosting a canoe/kayak tour of the Maumee River from Grand Rapids to Farnsworth Metropark on June 7.
The trip will highlight the bird life, ecology, and history of the stretch of the river.
The tour begins at 9:30 a.m. with a breakfast at the local canoe livery. Canoes and kayaks will be available for rent at a discounted rate.
A luncheon will be served at the Metropark.
For registration contact Sandy Bihn, (419) 691-3788 or
The Ottawa County Grand Jury has indicted an Oak Harbor man for allegedly sending an obscene text message to a juvenile in February.
Timothy A. Zetzer, 21, W. Bloom Road, was indicted on one count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a fifth degree felony.
A warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to Mark Mulligan, Ottawa County Prosecutor.
Oregon Festival of Homes
Real estate agents, bankers and community leaders will be at Coy Elementary School, 3604 Pickle Rd, June 7, 1 to 4 pm, to explain the benefits of being a first-time home buyer including the available $8,000 tax credit. Real estate agents and homeowners will have their properties open for viewing.
Gary Thompson, executive director of the Oregon Economic Development Foundation, said the event is a way to showcase the advantages of living in Oregon. He said Oregon is a safe, clean community with excellent schools, city services and parks.
The event is sponsored by the foundation and the following businesses: National City Bank, Remax Preferred, GenoaBank, Welles Bowen, The Danberry Company, First Federal Bank, National Bank of Oak Harbor, First American Title, Eden Park Subdivision, The Vineyard Subdivision, Chicago Title, Bay Point Luxury Apartments, and KP Premiere Realty.
The Ottawa County Board of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities is looking for applicants to fill a vacancy.
Interested persons should be willing to serve a minimum three-year term and assume committee assignments on the board which meets monthly at 5 p.m.
Applicants must be a county resident and should have some professional training and experience in business management, finance, law, health care practice, or government service.
For information contact Timothy Bish, Superintendent of the Ottawa County MRDD, at (419) 898-0400, ext. 3104.