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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 ...
  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    A few patients who have lost their sight due to a rare disorder are regaining some vision thanks to a procedure performed at the University of Michigan.
    A few patients who have lost their sight due to a rare disorder are regaining some vision thanks to a procedure performed at the University of Michigan.
  • Ohio state park facilities to be modernized

    Ohio state park facilities to be modernized

    State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio's state parks over the next two years.
    State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio's state parks over the next two years.

EVENING NEWS HEADLINES - JANUARY 9. 2013

PREPARING FOR FLU
The University of Toledo Medical Center has activated a plan to handle an anticipated flu epidemic. The hospital says anyone going to the emergency room with flu symptoms, will be given a face mask and instructed to wash their hands immediately. They say it's about protecting both patients and physicians. Doctors recommend getting a flu shot to keep yourself and your community healthy.

FLU EMERGENCY
(AP) - A public health emergency has been declared in Boston because of a flu outbreak. There have been 700 confirmed cases this season, compared to 70 last year. There have been at least four fatalities. The city is working with health care centers to offer free flu vaccines so that vaccination centers can be opened. High levels of flu are being reported in 29 states.

LIMA PLANT
(AP) - A new spending plan from the Pentagon will keep the nation's only tank manufacturing plant working for at least the next couple of years. Fighting on Capitol Hill over funding had put the northern in Lima factory's future in doubt. About 800 workers there refurbish the Abrams tanks with new weapons and sophisticated systems.

ABSENTEE VOTES
(AP) - Almost 1.9 million Ohioans voted an absentee ballot in last year's election - a record number for the perennial presidential battleground state. Secretary of State Jon Husted released reports Wednesday showing that roughly 33 percent of the more than 5.6 million votes cast in the November election were from absentee ballots.

PRETZEL BUN
(AP) - In its latest push to establish itself as a purveyor of premium burgers, Wendy's is testing a pretzel bun. The Ohio-based chain has started selling a bacon cheeseburger in select locations made with a slightly heartier, pretzel-like bun.

BIDEN ON GUN POLICY
(AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is vowing urgent action against gun violence in America. Biden met today with gun control activists and crime victims at the White House. He also held a call with more than 30 governors, mayors and other state and local officials to get their input on ways to curb gun violence. Tomorrow, he meets with gun-owner groups and retailers.

FERRY CRASH
(AP) - The cause of a ferry crash in New York City is under investigation. The high-speed boat loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey rammed into a dock in lower Manhattan today the morning rush hour. The crash seriously injured 11 people, including one who suffered a severe head wound falling down a stairwell.

CABINET ANNOUNCEMENTS
(AP) - One of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the Obama administration is calling it quits. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is resigning. She won praise from labor unions for aggressive enforcement of wage and hour laws and job safety regulations. But business groups have criticized her as not taking a more cooperative approach. Meanwhile, a White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder and the secretaries of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs will remain with the administration as it enters a second term.

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