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  • Nov. levy for Springfield schools a "back up plan"

    Nov. levy for Springfield schools a "back up plan"

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:56:46 GMT
    Springfield Local Schools are moving forward to put a levy on the November ballot, but school leaders say it's only as a back up.Voters will see a 7.9 mill levy on the August 5th ballot. If it's shot down, board members want to put it on the November ballot and in order to do that, they have to file the paperwork before the August results are known. Wednesday, board members unanimously approved putting a levy, with the same millage, on in November.Sherri Koback, the board president says the l...
    Springfield Local Schools are moving forward to put a levy on the November ballot, but school leaders say it's only as a back up.Voters will see a 7.9 mill levy on the August 5th ballot. If it's shot down, board members want to put it on the November ballot and in order to do that, they have to file the paperwork before the August results are known. Wednesday, board members unanimously approved putting a levy, with the same millage, on in November.Sherri Koback, the board president says the l...
  • City hosting East Toledo clean-up on Thursday

    City hosting East Toledo clean-up on Thursday

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:36:47 GMT
    An old, abandoned, overgrown factory field near Milroy Street is changing for the better day by day. Neighbors got city permission to start cleaning up the field after a Toledo worker mowed the lawn last Friday. Since then they've been cutting weeds, hauling trash and peeling metal off an old work trailer. They would like to see it completely cleared out."The neighbors were out, and talked to the city and they said we'll tell you what: we'll come back, we'll clean some more up," says East T...
    An old, abandoned, overgrown factory field near Milroy Street is changing for the better day by day. Neighbors got city permission to start cleaning up the field after a Toledo worker mowed the lawn last Friday. Since then they've been cutting weeds, hauling trash and peeling metal off an old work trailer. They would like to see it completely cleared out."The neighbors were out, and talked to the city and they said we'll tell you what: we'll come back, we'll clean some more up," says East T...
  • Best Buy hiring for several positions

    Best Buy hiring for several positions

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:35:09 GMT
    Three area Best Buy locations are currently looking to fill several different positions. The stores that are hiring are the location at Monroe and Secor in Toledo, the store on Spring Meadows Drive in Holland and the store on Fremont Pike in Perrysburg. Between all three stores, the company is looking to hire about 30 people or more. It is hiring full time, part time and seasonal employees. To apply, visit bestbuy-jobs.com.
    Three area Best Buy locations are currently looking to fill several different positions. The stores that are hiring are the location at Monroe and Secor in Toledo, the store on Spring Meadows Drive in Holland and the store on Fremont Pike in Perrysburg. Between all three stores, the company is looking to hire about 30 people or more. It is hiring full time, part time and seasonal employees. To apply, visit bestbuy-jobs.com.

EVENING NEWS HEADLINES - NOVEMBER 9, 2012

BODY FOUND

The body of a woman was found in a field in Palmyra Township, Michigan just west of Blissfield. The Lenawee County Sheriff's office was called to a barn off of Scott Highway. The sheriff didn't talk about specifics but say there was evidence of decomposition and they believed the death was suspicious.

HOSTESS STRIKE

Local members of a bakers' union are on strike tonight. Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Local 19 went on strike at the Hostess facility in Northwood. They're among several Hostess Bakeries nationwide picketing the company for imposing a contract rejected by 92 percent of the union's Hostess members in September.

CRAIGSLIST KILLER SENTENCED

(AP) - An Ohio teen has been sentenced to life behind bars for his part a deadly plot to lure men desperate for work with phony Craigslist job offers. Seventeen-year-old Brogan Rafferty has been convicted of aggravated murder and attempted murder. Three men were killed and a fourth victim was shot but survived.

FOODBANKS AND RECESSION

(AP) - Ohio food banks are distributing more food these days than during the recession a few years ago. The Ohio Association of Foodbanks says a difficult employment climate and increased costs for daily necessities are to blame. The association tells The Dayton Daily News food banks distributed 45 percent more food and supplies in fiscal year 2012 than they did just three years earlier.

PETRAEUS RESIGNS OVER AFFAIR

(AP) - Federal officials say an affair involving CIA Director David Petraeus was discovered during an FBI investigation. It's not clear what the agency was investigating. The former four-star general's resignation was accepted today by President Barack Obama, who called praised Petraeus' contribution to the nation.

FISCAL CLIFF

(AP) - A potential economic calamity is looming. It's called the "fiscal cliff" and involves taxes and spending cuts. President Barack Obama is signaling his willingness to compromise with Republicans, but he insists his re-election gives him a mandate to raise taxes on wealthier Americans. House Speaker John Boehner says such a move "will destroy jobs in America."

CAR SEAT RECALL

(AP) - The government is alerting consumers to a safety recall announced by Britax Child Safety Inc., involving more than 55,000 convertible car seats sold in the U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says Britax, of Charlotte, N.C., has received reports of children biting and gagging on pieces of the HUGS pads connected to the seat's harness straps.

OJ SIMPSON TO TESTIFY

(AP) - A Nevada judge has set the stage for former football star O.J. Simpson to testify for the first time in the Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping case that resulted in his conviction and lengthy prison sentence. Simpson is expected to testify that he was so poorly represented by his trial attorneys that he should be freed and get a new trial.

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