Marcy Kaptur calls for a citizen-sampling brigade
U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur today called upon the Rotary Club of Toledo to join her and other groups in forming a citizen-sampling brigade of western Lake Erie and its associated ditches, rivers, and streams, especially those in the agricultural-dense Maumee River watershed. The goal is to raise awareness of the ongoing nutrient inputs from crop farms, concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, urban street runoff, and a combination of other sources, such as sewage spills and faulty septic tanks, the congressman told about 200 Rotarians attending a luncheon inside the Park Inn ballroom in downtown Toledo.
'The Roosevelts: An Intimate History:' Ken Burns' documentary miniseries launches new critics chat TV Coast to Coast
" The Roosevelts: An Intimate History ," airing nightly through Saturday on WYES, kicks off the premiere episode of NOLA.com's new video "TV Coast to Coast," a two-part weekly TV chat between critics working all of America's coasts - East, West, Gulf and the coast of the Great Lake Erie. In part two, we look ahead to the week's new-show premieres, NBC's " The Mysteries of Laura ," Fox's " The Red Band Society " and CBS' " Madam Secretary ."
Hearing cancelled for zoning change for strip mall
Oregon council on Monday accepted a request to withdraw an application for a Special Use Exemption for a parcel at the northeast corner of Navarre Avenue and Wynn Road for the development of a small strip mall that included a gas station. A public hearing for the SUE request was scheduled for September 22. It has been cancelled due to the withdrawal by the applicants.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Dustin Road at Coy to close in Oregon
The temporary road closure is to allow a contractor to install a new waterline and storm sewer, the city said. Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Official: Boy with E. coli in Tacoma improving
Officials at a Tacoma hospital say a 5-year-old boy they are treating for complicated often related to E. coli is still in critical condition but he is steadily improving. The boy attended the same gathering as the 4-year-old Oregon girl who died Monday evening from a type of kidney failure.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Oregon to consider zoning change for strip mall
Oregon City Council next month will consider the application of a Special Use Exemption for a lot at the northeast corner of Navarre Avenue and Wynn Road for the development of a small strip mall.
Oregon Ok's contracts with AFSCME and Oregon command officers
Oregon city council on Monday approved collective bargaining agreements with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Oregon Police Command Officers/Fraternal Order of Police.
Unions prepared if right-to-work battles surface
Right-to-work laws prohibit mandatory participation in a workplace union and forbid unions from levying "fair share" fees on nonmembers who benefit from union negotiation and representation.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Stricter rules for agriculture debated
The algae-induced water crisis that rendered Toledo's tap water undrinkable the first weekend of August has intensified the debate over how livestock facilities classified as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs, should be regulated.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Arrest Warrant Out for Homeless Man Who Accepted Miley Cyrus' VMA
The Cinderella story of the homeless youth who Miley Cyrus sent to accept her MTV VMA award on Sunday night now has an ugly twist: the 22-year-old, Jesse Helt , has a police record and is currently a wanted man.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Northwood faces steep increase in road salt
Northwood this year is facing a 400 percent increase in the cost of road salt compared to last year's price.
Bihn wants federal standard for microcystin levels
Former Councilwoman Sandy Bihn urged city officials on Monday to support the need for federal standards for acceptable levels of microcystin in the water.
Retired policeman delivered flowers
Kenneth D. Steedman, Sr., a retired police officer for the city of Oregon who delivered arrangements for florists in retirement, died Wednesday in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg Township.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Oregon weighs use of levy funds
A senior center at the Challenger Learning Center on Seaman Road would have enough space for a kitchen or gym, Oregon official Mike Beazley said.
Monster haul crawls to Oregon
A reactor, followed by a third stage separator, are moved by the Deep South Heavy Lift and Transport Solutions company along Front Street in East Toledo.
Top Workplaces deadline extended
Companies that want to get involved in The Blade's Top Workplaces competition have been given a little more time.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
E. Toledo street parking prohibited for big move
Parking will be prohibited on part of an East Toledo street Sunday evening and night and traffic on several connecting streets will be disrupted while trucks haul two huge pieces of equipment from the Port of Toledo to the Toledo Refining Co.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Volunteers aid GAF after fire
Volunteers peel potatoes - again - for potato salad at the festival after the first 1.5 ton-batch stored in a trailer was destroyed by fire.
26 people accused in drug conspiracy
Law enforcement officials say the defendants have conspired since 2010 to bring large amounts of heroin, cocaine and marijuana to Toledo from Arizona, California, Illinois and Mexico.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Flora Poad: 1921-2014; Lucas County resident loved library work
Flora Benton Poad, 92, supervisor of libraries in the Oregon City Schools, died Monday in her Oregon home.