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  • Summer salt prices too high for Northwood

    Summer salt prices too high for Northwood

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:16:09 GMT
    Winter 2013-14 is a hard one to forget. Most still vividly remember the bitterly cold days, endless snowfall, and icy roads that triggered Level Three snow emergencies. Northwood Administrator Bob Anderson says they were able to move money around last year to buy extra salt. But this year, they face another problem. A ton of salt cost about $33 bucks this time in 2013. Today, it's $134 dollars for the same amount. Northwood leaders, like those in Lake Township, have decided not to buy in the ...
    Winter 2013-14 is a hard one to forget. Most still vividly remember the bitterly cold days, endless snowfall, and icy roads that triggered Level Three snow emergencies. Northwood Administrator Bob Anderson says they were able to move money around last year to buy extra salt. But this year, they face another problem. A ton of salt cost about $33 bucks this time in 2013. Today, it's $134 dollars for the same amount. Northwood leaders, like those in Lake Township, have decided not to buy in the ...
  • Council approves rate hikes, financing to improve water system

    Council approves rate hikes, financing to improve water system

    The city's water continues to be the focus of discussion, nearly four weeks after the crisis. On Tuesday, Toledo City Council approved some changes to help move forward. Council approved rate hikes and money for expansion at the troubled Collins Park Water Treatment Plant.
  • Youth group rallies to get guns off Toledo streets

    Youth group rallies to get guns off Toledo streets

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:57:52 GMT
    A former gang member is appealing to kids to get guns off the streets. The organizers of an anti-gun rally in central Toledo hope to work with police. Boss Angels is a local youth organization. The leader says they've been collecting guns and are hoping to work out a safe way to bring the weapons to police. “Something must be done,” says Reverend Slim Lake, the founder of Boss Angels Incorporated, a youth organization in its second year. Its latest effort is to get guns off the street. ...
    A former gang member is appealing to kids to get guns off the streets. The organizers of an anti-gun rally in central Toledo hope to work with police. Boss Angels is a local youth organization. The leader says they've been collecting guns and are hoping to work out a safe way to bring the weapons to police. “Something must be done,” says Reverend Slim Lake, the founder of Boss Angels Incorporated, a youth organization in its second year. Its latest effort is to get guns off the street. ...

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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