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  • West Toledo neighbors look for ways to improve quality of life

    West Toledo neighbors look for ways to improve quality of life

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:40:58 GMT
    Norris Finley has been the Sleepy Hollow block watch leader for six years. Besides keeping an eye on properties and suspicious activity, he also works to maintain a high quality of life. "We like to think of it as one of the better neighborhoods in Toledo," Finley tells 13abc. "I am dedicated to try and keep it that way."Other neighborhood and block watch leaders joined city and TPD officials Wednesday night. Most of them enjoy their community and say crime is an issue, but not overwhelming....
    Norris Finley has been the Sleepy Hollow block watch leader for six years. Besides keeping an eye on properties and suspicious activity, he also works to maintain a high quality of life. "We like to think of it as one of the better neighborhoods in Toledo," Finley tells 13abc. "I am dedicated to try and keep it that way."Other neighborhood and block watch leaders joined city and TPD officials Wednesday night. Most of them enjoy their community and say crime is an issue, but not overwhelming....
  • One student taken to hospital after school bus crash

    One student taken to hospital after school bus crash

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:17:48 GMT
    At least one student is recovering after an accident involving a Washington Local Schools bus. A district spokesperson says the 7th and 8th grade students were on the bus when it crashed. That person could not tell 13abc how many students were on the bus when it happened.Authorities say one student was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. Officials are still working to figure what caused the accident.
    At least one student is recovering after an accident involving a Washington Local Schools bus. A district spokesperson says the 7th and 8th grade students were on the bus when it crashed. That person could not tell 13abc how many students were on the bus when it happened.Authorities say one student was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. Officials are still working to figure what caused the accident.
  • Theft at the German American Festival

    Theft at the German American Festival

    Oregon Police need the public's help to nab thieves who hit the German American Festival.

    Oregon Police need the public's help to nab thieves who hit the German American Festival.

EVENING NEWS HEADLINES - DECEMBER 11, 2012

MICHIGAN RIGHT TO WORK

(AP) - Republicans in Michigan have given final approval to legislation that gives their state right-to-work status. Gov. Rick Snyder says the legislation will give workers the option of not joining unions and will create opportunities. Critics call the legislation, which was rushed to approval without public hearings, an assault on organized labor.

GRADING OHIO SCHOOLS

(AP) - A vote could come tomorrow in the state Senate on a bill bestowing A through F grades on Ohio school districts, buildings and specialty programs has cleared its final committee hurdle in the Ohio Legislature. Grades would be phased in to replace the current five-tier system of excellent, effective, continuous improvement, academic watch and academic emergency. No overall grades for districts would be given this coming year.

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

(AP) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2013 class will be remembered for its variety. The eclectic group of rockers Rush and Heart, rappers Public Enemy, songwriter Randy Newman, "Queen of Disco" Donna Summer and bluesman Albert King will be inducted into the hall of fame next April in Los Angeles. The ceremony will mark the end of a long wait for fans of five of the six acts, who've been eligible for entry for some time.

SHOPPING MALL SHOOTING

(AP) - A gunman and two other people are dead following a shooting at a shopping mall near Portland, Oregon. At least one other person was wounded. The shooting happened at the Clackamas Town Center. Witnesses say the shooter was wearing camouflage and a mask. Scores of officers are still in the mall checking for injured and processing the crime scene.

FISCAL CLIFF

(AP) - There have been phone calls and secretive exchanges of proposals but exact details from the conversations between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are sparse. The two have been seeking a compromise to end the "fiscal cliff" standoff. Officials say the president has offered to reduce his initial demand for $1.6 trillion in higher tax revenue over a decade to $1.4 trillion.

GENDER NEUTRAL EASY-BAKE OVEN

(AP) - Some well-known male chefs are getting behind a New Jersey girl's call for Hasbro to make a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven. Thirteen-year-old McKenna Pope's online petition has reached about 40,000 signatures. She says she wanted to buy one of the ovens for her younger brother, but it only comes in purple and pink. She wants a gender-neutral color. Hasbro hasn't commented.

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