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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...

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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