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Pemberville approves residential rezoning PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Staff   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 20:21

PEMBERVILLE — Pemberville Village Council Tuesday night unanimously approved rezoning 19.46 acres on West Front Street (Ohio 105) from agricultural to single-family use.

Developer Tom Oberhouse said after the vote that he expects it will be at least a year or two before any construction begins. "As far as I know Dave Bruning is planning to put beans in the field this year."

During a public hearing before the council meeting several residents shared concerns about the rezoning. Most said they would like to see a development plan before the rezoning. There were concerns about adeqaute entrances and exits to the property, especially on two existing narrow streets.

Village officials said nothing would happen until plans met subidivision regulations and invited residents to attend meetings of the village Planning Commission when the review begins. Residents who want to be informed of the planning meetings may click the Email Us button on the village's website to get on the list. The village website is www.pemberville.org


Lake Twp. fire chief responds to criticism PDF Print E-mail
Written by PETER KUEBECK/Sentinel Staff Writer   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 20:13

MILLBURY – Lake Township Fire Chief Bruce Moritz got his chance Tuesday to respond to criticisms leveled against him.
An anonymous email, reportedly submitted by a group of township firefighters, was read by a township resident at a previous meeting that Moritz did not attend. The email accused Moritz of yelling at, micro-managing and not respecting firefighters.
Moritz said he was simply "very passionate" during an episode in question. "I was getting my point across to my people."
He noted that the episode was meant to stay amongst the firefighters but someone "took it outside the room. And then someone else, and I think it's a very loud minority, seems to like to stir the pot in this community. And they came here to put this department down, and put me down."
"No one came to me to talk about these issues that were given," said Moritz, saying that the letter twisted his words.
County man arraigned for Fostoria robbery PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 09:43
FOSTORIA - A Weston-area man arrested in late February in connection with a convenience store robbery in the city was arraigned in Seneca County court Friday.
Dakota Sharninghouse, 19, appeared in the court of Seneca County Judge Michael Kelbley.
Sharninghouse, who is listed at the Seneca County jail in Tiffin, is charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, in the Feb. 28 incident at a Circle K store on Lytle Street. Video surveillance footage reportedly showed Sharninghouse enter the store with a handgun, which he pointed at the clerk, and then demand money.
Sharninghouse reportedly left with $190 in cash.
Local Briefs: 04-01-14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 10:39
BG Cruise In starts May 5
The Monday night BG Cruise In inaugurated last year in the parking lot of O'Reilly's on South Main Street will move to the Huntington Bank lot on South Main at Clough Street this season.
The first BG Cruise In will be May 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. and continue each Monday through Oct. 13, according to organizer Tom Striggow.
There is no entry fee. The event is casual and vehicles can show up and leave at any time during the three hours.
Any make or model is welcome.
During the 23-week 2013 season, Striggow said more than 400 vehicles participated.

State patrol seeks community call-in input
The Ohio State Highway Patrol welcomes calls from community members in an upcoming public call-in session addressing the patrol's ability to comply with re-accreditation standards.
The patrol is submitting its eighth re-accreditation application through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
Kidnap suspect trial delayed PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 09:30
The trial of the final suspect in a 2013 kidnapping case in Bowing Green has been pushed back.
Hui Zhang, 23, Toledo, appeared in the courtroom of Judge Robert Pollex on Monday.
Zhang was indicted on one count each of kidnapping and aggravated robbery in connection with the August 2013 incident.
During Monday's court proceeding, a new attorney - Marty McManus - was appointed for Zhang. She was previously represented by Adrian Cimmerman. As a result, the court trial originally scheduled to begin Wednesday was pushed back to allow her counsel to prepare. A new pre-trial hearing date of April 22 at 1 p.m. was set.
Prosecuting attorney Gwen Howe-Gebers indicated in court that a current plea offer would be withdrawn if Zhang did not plead on that date.
Zhang was informed of the court proceedings via a Chinese-language interpreter.
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