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Perrysburg Twp. man gets 22 years for rape, assault PDF Print E-mail
Written by PETER KUEBECK, Sentinel Staff Writer   
Friday, 25 July 2014 08:48
A Perrysburg Township man was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison Thursday afternoon after being convicted of multiple charges, including two counts of rape, by a Wood County jury.
The sentencing concluded the two-day trial of Albert Tajblik, 56.
Tajblik was found guilty of two counts of rape, each carrying 10 years in prison; one count of abduction, carrying three months in prison; one count of disruption of public service, carrying 12 months in prison; and one count of assault, carrying 180 days in jail. Each of the sentences are to be served consecutively, amounting to a total of 22 years and six months.
He was acquitted of a third count of rape, as well as a felonious assault charge; he was found guilty of the assault count instead.
The charges stemmed from an April 13 incident at the residence he shared at the time with the 47-year-old female victim in the Village Green Mobile Home Park on Reitz Road.
The prosecution had argued that Tajblik engaged in multiple sexual assaults of his victim during the incident, and had kept her from leaving the premises or using her cell phone for hours.
The jury heard lengthy, graphic and at times emotional testimony in court about the incident. At one point testimony was stopped and a brief recess called in order for the victim to regain her composure on the witness stand.
Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 09:51
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Vows for marriage equality PDF Print E-mail
Written by EMILY GORDON, Sentinel Staff Writer   
Friday, 25 July 2014 08:42
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Supporters of gay marriage look on while  standing in front of BG Hats and Apparel during a press conference for Why Marriage Matters Ohio. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
For members of Why Marriage Matters Ohio, the American dream includes being able to marry the person one loves, regardless of gender.
Bowling Green residents and small business owners gathered in front of Bowling Green Hats and Apparel on South Main Street Thursday for a press conference recognizing those who support marriage equality in the region.
More than 220 small business owners in Ohio and 30 in Northwest Ohio have pledged their support of the organization and its cause, said Michael Premo, campaign manager.
"Small business owners hold the community together and give Ohio its character," Premo said. "They are leaders in the community helping to pave the way to marriage equality in Ohio."
Bowling Green City Councilman Daniel Gordon spoke at the event as well as Shandee Wylie, owner of Wylie Bytes Technology Solutions in Toledo.
"To me, it makes sense. If we don't respect our customers and treat them fairly, we lose them," she said. "The same goes for our residents and people looking for work in Ohio."
Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 09:53
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Otsego approves contract with staff PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 July 2014 08:45
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TONTOGANY - The Otsego school district has inked a new three-year contract with its classified staff.
On July 17, OAPSE Local 469 overwhelmingly ratified the contract. The school board approved the contract Monday.
"Both parties are very excited to build on their strong relationship during the next three years," union President Jennifer Asmus stated in a press release dispersed through the school.
The contract calls for index changes for all employees that created equality throughout the OAPSE members in the first year, and a 1.25-percent salary increase for each of the following two years.
"I am extremely pleased with the agreement with the OAPSE #469 and how we were able to collaborate to come up with a fair agreement. I believe we have an even stronger relationship than before our negotiations," said Superintendent Adam Koch.
Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 10:02
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Girl Power Camp PDF Print E-mail
Written by EMILY GORDON, Sentinel Staff Writer   
Friday, 25 July 2014 08:41
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Layne Fry, 10, works on a friendship bracelet during Girl Power Tween Camp on the campus of Bowling Green State University. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
As a college student, Tacy Dean remembers how challenging life can be as a "tweenager."
To lend a hand in easing their growing pains, the Owens Community College student is helping girls between the ages of 9 and 13 bond with each other at the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Girl Power Tween Camp.
"With this age group, it's all about becoming yourself. And It's hard for them to find new friends as they separate into different middle schools," said Dean, one of the counselors at the camp. "Here we're giving them a fun environment where they can make friends and have something to do in the summer other than staying inside playing video games."
During the four-day camp, participants listened to guest speakers lecture about health and body image, self-defense and etiquette, among other topics.
Campers worked on activities such as taking photographs, dancing, journaling, scrapbooking and cake decorating.
Bowling Green Middle School student Dariona, 12, participated in the camp for the first time this summer.
"It's fun. It gives you something to do during the day," she said.
Since she likes art class at school and makes rainbow loom bracelets at home, Dariona said she is enjoying the camp's arts and crafts activities.
"I liked taking pictures outside. I like photography and Instagram," she said.
Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 09:54
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