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    The rumor mills are working overtime, and it's hard to get a lid on social media, and people are questioning the water quality on a daily basis. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch spoke with the mayor Wednesday afternoon to see if he could say squash the rumors.
  • Monitoring the root cause of the algal bloom

    Monitoring the root cause of the algal bloom

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    The 13abc I-Team taking you to the experts tracking what's going into the Maumee River that's causing that Lake Erie algal bloom. Too much of the toxic algae triggered the "do not drink" order at the start of the August. The Maumee River is one of the lake's greatest water sheds, running more than 130 miles from Indiana through Ohio to the lake. Changes to it could make all the difference. One local university is at the forefront of tracking what's going into the river.
    The 13abc I-Team taking you to the experts tracking what's going into the Maumee River that's causing that Lake Erie algal bloom. Too much of the toxic algae triggered the "do not drink" order at the start of the August. The Maumee River is one of the lake's greatest water sheds, running more than 130 miles from Indiana through Ohio to the lake. Changes to it could make all the difference. One local university is at the forefront of tracking what's going into the river.
  • St. Joseph teachers train for an active shooter

    St. Joseph teachers train for an active shooter

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:17:54 GMT
    Last week teachers at St. Joseph school were the latest to receive training on how to respond if a gunman comes into the school. The program is called ALICE which stands for alert lockdown inform counter and evacuate has been taught to teachers across the nation. These teachers were taught that they don't have to sit in the classroom and wait for the shooter to find them. They can take action or defend themselves. St. Joseph teachers started their alice training with a traditional lockdown. T...
    Last week teachers at St. Joseph school were the latest to receive training on how to respond if a gunman comes into the school. The program is called ALICE which stands for alert lockdown inform counter and evacuate has been taught to teachers across the nation. These teachers were taught that they don't have to sit in the classroom and wait for the shooter to find them. They can take action or defend themselves. St. Joseph teachers started their alice training with a traditional lockdown. T...

MORNING NEWS DIGEST – January 14, 2013

"NEW" LOCAL

*Toledo House Fire

A fire broke out early this morning on the 400 block of Fifth Street in Toledo. Firefighters say it was a vacant duplex and nobody was hurt in the fire. However; the home is structurally sound and will not be knocked down.

*Toledo City Budget Talks

City leaders are looking for some input on the budget. The first of three town hall meetings takes place today ... From 6-to-8 in the evening ... At the Reynolds Corners Library.  Another forum will be tomorrow at the same time inside the grace Lutheran church.

*Accused Murderer in Court

A man accused in a brutal Toledo murder is due in court this morning. James Day, Senior, will make an initial appearance in Toledo Municipal court this morning. Police say he killed 49-year-old Joan Watson over the weekend.

*Flu Clinics

In response to the flu outbreak in Ohio, the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is holding a series of walk-in flu clinics. The clinics will run starting today and go through Wednesday. Between 4 & 6 PM at the department's main office on North Erie Street. The vaccine costs 25 dollars for adults. But the cost of the children's vaccine will vary by health insurance.

*Bedford's New Financial Officer

The Bedford Public School District has a new financial leader. Sharon Ramirez starts with Bedford Public Schools today as the first full time chief financial officer since 2011. Our media partner, The Toledo Blade, reports that Ramirez comes from Toledo Public Schools where she worked as a strategic facilities manager and a fiscal director. Ramirez will make an annual salary of $100,000.

*Clinton Township Fatal Accident

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are trying to figure out what caused a vehicle to go off the road and into a ditch, trapping and killing the driver. Another driver spotted the car off of County Road 15 in Clinton Township around 11 yesterday morning. Police say 41-year-old Michael Rocha was trapped inside the water-filled ditch, and pronounced dead at the scene.      

 "NEW" State News

*MI – U of M Students Rescued

Police and firefighters rescued four people from a burning apartment building in Ann Arbor Sunday last night. We're told they were U of M students. Three of the residents and three police officers went to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. No word on how it started.

*MI – N.A.I.A.S.

Media previews begin today for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The show opens to the public Saturday and goes through the 27th. This year - there will actually be a test track set up on the lower level of the Cobo Center for electric and hybrid vehicles. Visitors will be able to ride on it as passengers *only*. The show hands out its car and truck of the year awards later this morning.

 

 "NEW" NATIONAL/INTERNAT'L. News

*Chevy Unveils New Corvette

Chevrolet unveiled its first redesigned corvette in nearly a decade. The new 2014 Corvette Stingray will be the most powerful version ever - it will feature a fuel-efficient 450-horsepower motor. The car will hit showrooms this fall.

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