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  • Cullen Park improvements set to begin

    Cullen Park improvements set to begin

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:34:42 GMT
    According to are lease issued by Toledo Mayor,D. Michael Collins,Cullen Park will close beginning September 2, 2014 so improvements can begin.
    According to are lease issued by Toledo Mayor,D. Michael Collins,Cullen Park will close beginning September 2, 2014 so improvements can begin.
  • TMA's Glass Pavilion closed, city workers rupture A.C.

    TMA's Glass Pavilion closed, city workers rupture A.C.

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:08:54 GMT
    Inside of the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion, it can get hot. After all, the hands-on section is called the "Hot Shop."The rest of the museum has to stay cool, to keep the completed pieces from melting or weeping. Right now, a sign on the door shows: "The glass pavilion will be closed today due to a utility issue."The air conditioning is out. City crews digging into Parkwood to repair a sewer line severed the air conditioning lines. These underground pipes act like ducts, funneling air...
    Inside of the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion, it can get hot. After all, the hands-on section is called the "Hot Shop."The rest of the museum has to stay cool, to keep the completed pieces from melting or weeping. Right now, a sign on the door shows: "The glass pavilion will be closed today due to a utility issue."The air conditioning is out. City crews digging into Parkwood to repair a sewer line severed the air conditioning lines. These underground pipes act like ducts, funneling air...
  • Labor Day drivers prepare for construction

    Labor Day drivers prepare for construction

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:25:03 GMT
    Construction season is still in full swing, making it a little harder for holiday travelers. Work crews will not be out this weekend, but permanent work zones will still stay in place.
    Construction season is still in full swing, making it a little harder for holiday travelers. Work crews will not be out this weekend, but permanent work zones will still stay in place.

MORNING NEWS DIGEST – December 18, 2012

"NEW" LOCAL

 

*Toledo Fire Station Fix

An old Toledo fire station that was closed because of safety concerns earlier this year, could get new life today. Toledo City Council is expected to vote on four-and-a-half million dollars in funding today. That would both fix the cracks in the floor at fire station three and pay for the construction of a new fire station in the city. Council will meet this afternoon.

*OHP Trooper Accident

An Ohio State Trooper is now out of the hospital after he was involved in a crash last night. It happened a little after 8:00pm in Carroll Township in Ottawa County. Investigators say another car pulled out in front of Trooper Carl Gutman. Gutman was taken to a hospital in Port Clinton where he was treated and released. The driver of the other vehicle, 51-year-old Mark Swift, was taken to an area hospital with what are described at incapacitating injuries.

*Toledo House Fire

A fire broke out this morning in a duplex in the 800 block of Indiana Avenue. Firefighters say it appeared the fire started on the first floor and then spread. The back of the home had significant damage... but there were no injuries. The home is not a total loss and the cause is under investigation.

*Amanda Bacon in Court

A Toledo woman will be in court this morning facing multiple charges after severely injuring her six-month old son. Amanda Bacon is charged with felonious assault for allegedly throwing her son to the ground in a fit of anger causing severe brain damage and several skull fractures. The incident was witnessed by a person who was in the home at the time and the child is said to be in critical condition. She is also being charged and admitted to failing to provide medical attention.

*Lake Erie Threat

A 3-year study shows that Lake Erie and Lake Ontario are the most threatened of the Great Lakes. Scientists came to that conclusion after considering 34 environmental problems including things like toxic pollution, and runoff. The lead researcher says the project will help state and federal officials develop a restoration program for the lakes.

 

 "NEW" State News

*OH – Kasich will sign law allowing guns at Statehouse (AP)

Gov. John Kasich says he'll sign a new law allowing guns into the Ohio Statehouse parking garage - despite calls that he veto the bill in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting. The Plain Dealer reports that Kasich is expected to sign the legislation this week. It will allow guns for the first time in the parking garages underneath the Statehouse in Columbus. Guns would have to be kept in cars, and would not be allowed into the Statehouse. Kasich says he's a Second Amendment supporter "and that's not going change." He adds there are many other issues besides gun control involved in the Newtown, Conn., massacre.

*MI – Student Brings Gun to School (AP)

A 13-year-old boy has been caught carrying a loaded handgun into a Detroit school. WDIV-TV reports the boy felt threatened by other students yesterday at Marquette Elementary-Middle School. Officials say the gun was seized when it set off a metal detector at the entrance. The teenager was taken to a youth facility.

 

 

 "NEW" NATIONAL/INTERNAT'L. News

 

*Boeheim Questions American Stance on Guns

Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boeheim final remarks last night were not about his milestone 900th career victory. Instead, he commented on the two 6-year-old boys, victims at Sandy Hook, who were buried Monday They along with 18 other children and six adults died in a shooting massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut. Boeheim said, "If we in this country as Americans cannot get the people who represent us to do something about firearms…we are a sad, sad society."

*Fiscal Cliff Talks of Compromise (AP)

Some congressional Democrats may not like what they're hearing from the talks aimed at averting the "fiscal cliff." President Barack Obama has made an offer that includes lower cost-of-living increases for people on Social Security. His concession followed one from House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur), who said in a phone call on Friday that he'd accept an increase in tax rates for people who earn more than $1 million a year. Obama now wants to raise the top tax rate on those earning over $400,000 per year, abandoning his insistence on increasing top rates on individuals earning more than $200,000 and families making more than $250,000. And Instead of demanding permanent borrowing authority, Obama is now asking for a new debt limit that would last for two years -- putting any renewal fight beyond the politics of a midterm election.

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