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  • West Toledo neighbors look for ways to improve quality of life

    West Toledo neighbors look for ways to improve quality of life

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:40:58 GMT
    Norris Finley has been the Sleepy Hollow block watch leader for six years. Besides keeping an eye on properties and suspicious activity, he also works to maintain a high quality of life. "We like to think of it as one of the better neighborhoods in Toledo," Finley tells 13abc. "I am dedicated to try and keep it that way."Other neighborhood and block watch leaders joined city and TPD officials Wednesday night. Most of them enjoy their community and say crime is an issue, but not overwhelming....
    Norris Finley has been the Sleepy Hollow block watch leader for six years. Besides keeping an eye on properties and suspicious activity, he also works to maintain a high quality of life. "We like to think of it as one of the better neighborhoods in Toledo," Finley tells 13abc. "I am dedicated to try and keep it that way."Other neighborhood and block watch leaders joined city and TPD officials Wednesday night. Most of them enjoy their community and say crime is an issue, but not overwhelming....
  • One student taken to hospital after school bus crash

    One student taken to hospital after school bus crash

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:17:48 GMT
    At least one student is recovering after an accident involving a Washington Local Schools bus. A district spokesperson says the 7th and 8th grade students were on the bus when it crashed. That person could not tell 13abc how many students were on the bus when it happened.Authorities say one student was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. Officials are still working to figure what caused the accident.
    At least one student is recovering after an accident involving a Washington Local Schools bus. A district spokesperson says the 7th and 8th grade students were on the bus when it crashed. That person could not tell 13abc how many students were on the bus when it happened.Authorities say one student was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. Officials are still working to figure what caused the accident.
  • Theft at the German American Festival

    Theft at the German American Festival

    Oregon Police need the public's help to nab thieves who hit the German American Festival.

    Oregon Police need the public's help to nab thieves who hit the German American Festival.

MORNING NEWS DIGEST – February 13, 2012

"NEW" LOCAL

 

*OHP Chase

A 22-year-old Oregon woman is in the Wood County jail after leading state troopers on a chase through two counties last night. Troopers say it started near North Baltimore after midnight. They say 22-year-old Meaganne McGill drove into Hancock County, got off on SR 12 and kept going. They say she almost hit multiple semis and cars. Troopers attempted to stop the chase by boxing her in- and she was eventually arrested. They say McGill hit both of the troopers patrol cars who tried to stop her. She is in the Wood County jail facing multiple charges. Investigators say she was drinking and could be charged with a number of felonies.

*UT Honors College Unveiled

Today, the University is unveiling the Jesup Scott Honors College, a newly configured portal of entry for well-prepared students. The reinvention of the Honors College and the rebranding of the University's undergraduate experience for well-prepared students is one of several key strategies to realize UT Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Scott Scarborough's vision for UT during the next several years.

 

 

 "NEW" State News

 

*OH – Mandel Questions Kasich's Medicaid Plan

Ohio's state treasurer is urging the legislature to reject an expansion of Medicaid. Josh Mandel sent a letter to Republican lawmakers urging them to oppose governor John Kasich's plan. Mandel says if Ohio expands Medicaid the state would be stuck with long-term negative effects.

*OH – Activities Mark Shooting Anniversary

(AP) - A concert, memorial walk and service activities are among the plans to commemorate the first anniversary of the shooting at Chardon High School that killed three students. The (Willoughby) News-Herald reports that a carefully planned agenda has been arranged to recognize the anniversary at the northeast Ohio school on Feb. 27. Plans include a choir and band concert the night before. On the anniversary, there will be a memorial walk and candlelight vigil.

*MI – State BAC Challenge

Michigan's legal blood alcohol content limit could increase this year. But the state's Mothers Against Drunk Driving is fighting to make sure that doesn't happen. The state's BAC threshold is scheduled to automatically increase from .08 to .10 in October. Today MADD will testify in front of the house criminal justice committee to support a bill that would keep the BAC at .08.

 

 "NEW" NATIONAL/INTERNAT'L. News

 

*Ash Wednesday Today; Lenten Season begins for Catholics

It's been a news-filled week for the Catholic Church with the resignation announcement from the Pope. Today is Ash Wednesday, the official start of the Catholic Church's solemn Lenten season which leads up to Easter.

*California Manhunt Assumed Over

(AP) - Authorities in San Bernardino County, Calif., believe the search for an ex-cop accused of murder is over. But they say they won't know for sure if a body found in a burned-out mountain cabin is Christopher Dorner until testing is done. Dorner was accused in a deadly rampage that claimed four lives, including a police officer and a sheriff's deputy. Authorities say he wanted revenge for getting fired from the Los Angeles police force several years ago.

*State of the Union Road Trip

(AP) - President Barack Obama begins a three-day trip to push the job-creating and economic proposals he unveiled at last night's State of the Union address. Obama travels today to Asheville, N.C., where he'll visit a supplier of engine and transmission components that has expanded its manufacturing operations. Tomorrow, the president stops in Atlanta and he'll be in Chicago on Friday.

*Planning the Pope's Farewell

(AP) - The Vatican says Pope Benedict will spend his final day as pontiff attending a morning farewell ceremony with his cardinals, then fly off by helicopter in the early evening to his papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. That timetable means Benedict will be far from the Vatican when he ceases being pope at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28. A Vatican spokesman says no formal or symbolic act will be needed to make his resignation official at that time.

*Cruise Ship Due in Mobile Tomorrow Afternoon

A Carnival cruise ship being towed back to the U.S. is scheduled to be in Mobile, Alabama, between 2 and 3 p.m. tomorrow. The cruise line says it's doing everything it can to make passengers comfortable. An engine fire knocked out the ship's propulsion on Sunday and left parts of the boat without running water or working toilets. Two tugboats are now pulling that boat back to Mobile.

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