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  • Sylvania businesses aim for hole-in-one during Marathon Classic

    Sylvania businesses aim for hole-in-one during Marathon Classic

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-16 02:36:10 GMT
    Joshua Spangler doesn't mind sacrificing space on his large, corner-lot lawn if it means cash in hand for people needing close parking to the Highland Meadows Golf Club. The Sylvania homeowner expects to see a lot of people in his neighborhood in the coming days as the Marathon Classic Golf Tournament kicks into high gear."Yesterday we had about eight cars, today was maybe two or three," says Spangler, who has lived at his home for almost two years. "I expect this weekend to be a little chaot...
    Joshua Spangler doesn't mind sacrificing space on his large, corner-lot lawn if it means cash in hand for people needing close parking to the Highland Meadows Golf Club. The Sylvania homeowner expects to see a lot of people in his neighborhood in the coming days as the Marathon Classic Golf Tournament kicks into high gear."Yesterday we had about eight cars, today was maybe two or three," says Spangler, who has lived at his home for almost two years. "I expect this weekend to be a little chaot...

 Northwest Ohio rolls out the green carpet for the world's best female golfers this week and they will be featured tonight on a 13abc "Tee Off" special live from Highland Meadows at 7:00pm.

 LPGA stars including Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie, and Stacy Lewis tee off on Thursday.  The Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I will be played at Highland Meadows Golf Club.  Since 1984, the tournament has raised millions of dollars for local children's charities and provided countless memories for golf fans.  Actor Jamie Farr lent his name to the tournament and brought celebrity friends to Toledo.  Marathon assumed title sponsorship of the event last year.

A gala preceding Tuesday night hosted by 13abc anchor Diane Larson featured appearances by defending champion Beatriz Recari and British Open champion Mo Martin, among others.  13abc produces a live preview special at 7:00pm tonight.  The show will also be live streamed on 13abc.com and takes fans inside the tournament.  Dave Holmes, Joe Nugent and Steve Slivka interview favorites including #1 ranked golfer and Toledo native Stacy Lewis.  The special will be live streamed at 13abc.com/live.

Hundreds of volunteers help make the annual tournament a reality.  Neighbors of the golf club use the opportunity to generate extra cash by parking cars.  Area businesses also profit by hosting guests for dinner and overnight stays. This year, NASCAR king Richard Petty will be at the tournament on Thursday to sign autographs and greet fans.

13abc is a "Hall of Fame" sponsor of the tournament and will have complete, live coverage on air and on line throughout the week.  13abc social media will use #marathonclassic and @marathonlpga to identify tournament postings.  Our thanks to tournament director Judd Silverman as we begin another exciting week of coverage.  

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    Dozens of animals seized from Lucas County home

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:37:43 GMT
    New details in a suspected case of animal neglect in lucas county. Dozens of animals were taken from a home in holland today, this after a horse was euthanized on the property yesterday. Health department inspectors condemned the house this afternoon and humane society cruelty investigators hauled away everything from pigs and chickens to dogs and rabbits. But the owner says she is going to fight to get all of them back. Cage after cage was loaded up today at this crissey road home. Gary...
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    Woodville woman charged with animal cruelty

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:33:57 GMT
    New details about a story we broke last week. Charges have been filed against the owner of several horses seized by the Humane Society of Sandusky County. According to investigators Michelle Proch of Woodville Township is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty. The horses were spotted by a passerby July 19th and they were taken from the property that night. Investigators says there were four horses on the property. Two were in critical condition and one of them had to be euthanized. They ...
    New details about a story we broke last week. Charges have been filed against the owner of several horses seized by the Humane Society of Sandusky County. According to investigators Michelle Proch of Woodville Township is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty. The horses were spotted by a passerby July 19th and they were taken from the property that night. Investigators says there were four horses on the property. Two were in critical condition and one of them had to be euthanized. They ...
  • Amazing reunion between local woman and her horse

    Amazing reunion between local woman and her horse

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:31:56 GMT
    An update to a story we first brought you last week. Charges are expected to be filed Tuesday against the owner of four horses in Sandusky County. Sandusky County investigators are calling it the worst case of horse abuse they've seen. The horses were discovered by a passing motorist at a home in Woodville Township July 19th. The motorist called animal cruelty investigators, who seized the horses that night.One of the horses was in such bad shape it had to be euthanized. A second horse named...
    An update to a story we first brought you last week. Charges are expected to be filed Tuesday against the owner of four horses in Sandusky County. Sandusky County investigators are calling it the worst case of horse abuse they've seen. The horses were discovered by a passing motorist at a home in Woodville Township July 19th. The motorist called animal cruelty investigators, who seized the horses that night.One of the horses was in such bad shape it had to be euthanized. A second horse named...
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    State revokes license of Toledo’s only abortion clinic

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:48:29 GMT
    Capital Care Network on West Sylvania Avenue is scheduled to be shut down as a surgery center in less than two weeks.
    Capital Care Network on West Sylvania Avenue is scheduled to be shut down as a surgery center in less than two weeks.

  • Dozens of animals seized from Lucas County home

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    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:37:43 GMT
    New details in a suspected case of animal neglect in lucas county. Dozens of animals were taken from a home in holland today, this after a horse was euthanized on the property yesterday. Health department inspectors condemned the house this afternoon and humane society cruelty investigators hauled away everything from pigs and chickens to dogs and rabbits. But the owner says she is going to fight to get all of them back. Cage after cage was loaded up today at this crissey road home. Gary...
    New details in a suspected case of animal neglect in lucas county. Dozens of animals were taken from a home in holland today, this after a horse was euthanized on the property yesterday. Health department inspectors condemned the house this afternoon and humane society cruelty investigators hauled away everything from pigs and chickens to dogs and rabbits. But the owner says she is going to fight to get all of them back. Cage after cage was loaded up today at this crissey road home. Gary...
  • Police incident shuts down NB I-75 at N. Dixie Highway

    Police incident shuts down NB I-75 at N. Dixie Highway

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:34:41 GMT
    Part of I-75 is closed right now because of a police situation. Police are involved in a situation on the North Dixie Highway overpass. Officers have shut down the northbound lanes and are having drivers exit at North Dixie Highway and then get back onto I-75, avoiding the overpass. Police aren't saying much about the incident. We have a crew on the way and will bring you more information when we get it.
    Part of I-75 is closed right now because of a police situation. Police are involved in a situation on the North Dixie Highway overpass. Officers have shut down the northbound lanes and are having drivers exit at North Dixie Highway and then get back onto I-75, avoiding the overpass. Police aren't saying much about the incident. We have a crew on the way and will bring you more information when we get it.