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  • Construction begins on Toledo's first off-leash dog park

    Construction begins on Toledo's first off-leash dog park

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:18:00 GMT
    After years of talk, Toledo's first dog park is moving forward. An official groundbreaking for the Glass City Dog Park is set for August. There are more than 62,000 registered pups in Lucas County but there is no place for dogs to run freely. In a matter of weeks, that's changing. "This is about quality of life and improving Toledo," says Steve Serchuk, a board member with Toledo Unleashed. Serchuk works with the non-profit Toledo Unleashed. They've worked to build a dog park for five yea...
    After years of talk, Toledo's first dog park is moving forward. An official groundbreaking for the Glass City Dog Park is set for August. There are more than 62,000 registered pups in Lucas County but there is no place for dogs to run freely. In a matter of weeks, that's changing. "This is about quality of life and improving Toledo," says Steve Serchuk, a board member with Toledo Unleashed. Serchuk works with the non-profit Toledo Unleashed. They've worked to build a dog park for five yea...
  • Grants approved for innovation in Ohio schools

    Grants approved for innovation in Ohio schools

    Ohio officials have approved 37 grant applications involving nearly 200 schools and educational entities from an innovation fund established by Gov. John Kasich.
    Ohio officials have approved 37 grant applications involving nearly 200 schools and educational entities from an innovation fund established by Gov. John Kasich.
  • Firefighters battle vacant house fire

    Firefighters battle vacant house fire

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:41 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:41:22 GMT
    Firefighters battled an early-morning house fire near the intersection of Dryden and Vermass.The fire broke out at about 4:00 this morning.Fortunately, no one was hurt.Firefighters are still investigating what caused those flames.
    Firefighters battled an early-morning house fire near the intersection of Dryden and Vermass.The fire broke out at about 4:00 this morning.Fortunately, no one was hurt.Firefighters are still investigating what caused those flames.

EVENING NEWS HEADLINES - FEBRUARY 5, 2013@

ROSSFORD RECONFIGURATION

Rossford school leaders tonight voted to close one school to help cut costs. Indian Hills Elementary will close beginning the 2014-2015 school year. It's part of the district's reconfiguration plan. The plan is to move the youngest students into one building and put the older ones in another and send the sixth graders to the junior high. School leaders say this will save money and help teachers collaborate.

OTTAWA HILLS ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

State investigators are now looking into how an 18-year-old got ahold of alcohol before a deadly accident. Police say Brian Hoefflinger had a blood alcohol level of 0.15 when he hit a tree early Saturday morning. The Ohio Investigative Unit tells us it's working on a timeline to see when, where and how much alcohol Hoefflinger consumed.

WIDENING I-75

The Ohio Department of Transportation is widening I-75 in Wood County. ODOT will start construction to widen the highway between McCutchenville and Middleton Pike either late this summer or early next spring. The $151 million project will add a third lane to the highway which means crews will rebuild bridges in the area.

DEADLY ACCIDENT

(AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio say one person was killed and 10 more were hurt in a pileup involving 10 tractor-trailers on a foggy highway near the Indiana-Ohio state line. The State Highway Patrol says visibility was only about 100 feet when a pickup truck drove onto the highway at an intersection and was hit by a tractor-trailer on U.S. 24 this morning. Authorities say that set off a chain-reaction of crashes.

REDUCING TAXES

(AP) - Governor John Kasich is proposing a sweeping state budget that reduces state income and small business taxes through increases in other areas. It also would boost school funding and expand Medicaid services with help from the federal government. The governor discussed his budget proposal this afternoon with small business owners in the Cleveland suburb of Brooklyn Heights.

HOSTAGE TAKER IN FBI FIREFIGHT

(AP) - The Alabama man who held a five-year-old hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker was shot dead during a firefight. Details are just emerging about Monday's raid in which the boy was rescued. The FBI says bomb technicians found two explosive devices left by Jimmy Lee Dykes and that the property is still being searched.

TSUNAMI WARNINGS

(AP) - There are no reports of damage from a powerful earthquake in the South Pacific. But tsunami warnings and watches have been issued for several island nations. The 8.0 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands.

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