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  • Entertainment District proposed for downtown Toledo

    Entertainment District proposed for downtown Toledo

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:08:24 GMT
    Empty buildings and store fronts downtown could soon have new life under a Community Entertainment District.Nothing has been approved just yet, but many are excited about the idea of new growth."I'd welcome a new entertainment district," Adam Ramos, who lives in Bowling Green saidRamos likes to take trips of I-75 to visit restaurants and attractions in downtown Toledo."We mainly hang around the ball park, but we love all the restaurants around here," he said.Toledo City Council is working to ...
    Empty buildings and store fronts downtown could soon have new life under a Community Entertainment District.Nothing has been approved just yet, but many are excited about the idea of new growth."I'd welcome a new entertainment district," Adam Ramos, who lives in Bowling Green saidRamos likes to take trips of I-75 to visit restaurants and attractions in downtown Toledo."We mainly hang around the ball park, but we love all the restaurants around here," he said.Toledo City Council is working to ...
  • 'Bachelorette' contestant Eric Hill dies in paragliding accident

    'Bachelorette' contestant Eric Hill dies in paragliding accident

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:20:13 GMT
    (ABC News) One of the competitors on Andi Dorfman's season of "The Bachelorette" has died, his sister confirmed.Eric Hill, an adventurer who sought to visit every country in the world in less than 1,200 days, was involved in paragliding accident Sunday that left him in a coma. He died this morning."Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away. Thank you to all of your love and support and prayers and fasting," ...
    (ABC News) One of the competitors on Andi Dorfman's season of "The Bachelorette" has died, his sister confirmed.Eric Hill, an adventurer who sought to visit every country in the world in less than 1,200 days, was involved in paragliding accident Sunday that left him in a coma. He died this morning."Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away. Thank you to all of your love and support and prayers and fasting," ...
  • Helping students cope with death and tragedy

    Helping students cope with death and tragedy

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:21:12 GMT
    In the past week, multiple teenage students in our area have died in accidents. Now school districts are working to help students cope with the tragedies. From homework, to standardized tests, students have a lot on their plates but many of them are also dealing with death of a classmate. Yesterday, a Oregon junior high school student died in a car crash. Zachery Brantley, 14, was thrown from a car, after the driver lost control on Howard Road. In Monroe County, an 18-year-old and two oth...
    In the past week, multiple teenage students in our area have died in accidents. Now school districts are working to help students cope with the tragedies. From homework, to standardized tests, students have a lot on their plates but many of them are also dealing with death of a classmate. Yesterday, a Oregon junior high school student died in a car crash. Zachery Brantley, 14, was thrown from a car, after the driver lost control on Howard Road. In Monroe County, an 18-year-old and two oth...

MORNING NEWS DIGEST – November 27, 2012

"NEW" LOCAL

*Suspicious Morning Fire

Investigators are looking into a house fire on Doyle Street. It happened just before two this morning. Investigators say someone does live at the home but no one was home at the time. Firefighters say they found something unusual inside…but they're not telling us what.

*Oregon Stabbing

Oregon Police are investigating an early morning stabbing. It happened at a home on Cawdor Place. Officers told us a man was stabbed in the hand in what appears to be a case of domestic violence. Investigators say the suspect ran off after the attack. No word on any arrests this morning.

*Imagination Station Levy Passes; Recount Next

Almost three weeks after the election, provisional ballots have reversed the failed Imagination Station levy. The Lucas County Board of Elections now says the levy issue *passed* by 306 votes. But the narrow margin of victory requires an automatic recount. That will happen on December 6th.

*St. Rose Steeple Gets Replaced

Saint Rose Parish in Perrysburg will have a new steeple today. Crews will install that steeple and it will be dedicated after the work is complete. Church leaders will also bless and install the gold-leaf cross. The steeple was hit by lightning nearly 8 months ago sparking a fire that caused major damage to that part of the church.

 "NEW" State News

*MI – Detroit Murder Investigation

(AP) - Two people have been found dead inside a home on Detroit's east side. Police Sergeant Eren Stephens tells The Detroit News the bodies of a 32-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were found last night. The victims' names and cause of death weren't immediately released. WWJ-AM reported that the two were brother and sister.

*OH – Missing Child's Body Found

(AP) - An autopsy is planned today on a body tentatively identified as Emilliano Terry -- the boy reported missing by his mother at a Cleveland park on Sunday. The Plain Dealer reports the mother, Camilia Terry, is being held at the Cuyahoga County Jail and is awaiting charges.

*MI/OH – Holiday Traffic Accidents

Michigan State Police say there were seven people killed on state streets and highways over the thanksgiving weekend…and that was the same number as in last year's holiday period. They say alcohol was a factor in at least three of the seven fatal crashes. Meanwhile - deaths on the roads were down in Ohio. One of those deadly crashes was in Lucas County.

 "NEW" NATIONAL/INTERNAT'L. News

*Rice Faces Senate Panel

(AP) - U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice will be on Capitol Hill today to begin meeting with key lawmakers she'll need to support her if she's nominated to be the next secretary of state. Officials say the discussions will focus on her explanations of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, which she first said began as a protest against an anti-Islam video, not a terror attack.

*President Pushes for Fiscal Cliff Plan

(AP) - President Barack Obama will be climbing on the public soap box this week to talk up his plan to avoid careening over the fiscal cliff. Today he meets with small business owners at the White House and middle class families are invited tomorrow. He'll head to the Philadelphia suburbs Friday as he pressures Republicans to allow tax increases on the wealthy while extending cuts for middle income families.

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