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4 hrs ago | Sentencing Law and Policy

Gendered perspective on Ohio's challenges with opioids and prison growth

As reported in this recent Toledo Blade editorial , headlined "Women in prison:A big increase in female inmates should prompt changes in how Ohio's courts deal with addiction," Ohio has struggled of late with an increase in its prison population.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Ohio Reformatory for Women, State Prisons, Prison

8 hrs ago | Toledo Blade

Labor Day parade begins at 9 a.m.

The Northwest Ohio Labor Day Parade starts at 9 a.m. Monday at Summit and Monroe streets in downtown Toledo.

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Related Topix: Toledo, OH, Maumee, OH

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Toledo Blade

DNA database helps crack cold cases

For more than a decade after he broke into a Toledo home, raped and hogtied a woman who'd been asleep in her bed, Aaron Lamont Beamon got away with the violent crime.

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Related Topix: Toledo, OH, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Toledo Blade

Obamacare transforms industry

Chris Ludwig, RN Ambulatory CareNavigator at ProMedica Physicians Group, left, counsels Sherron Kern and her husband, Lowell Kern.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance, Health, Medicine, Medicare, Medicaid

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Toledo Blade

Investigation probes PIB police action

Some of those most deeply involved in festering complaints about police misconduct in this island resort agree that an investigation quietly started a couple of weeks ago by the Ottawa County sheriff's department and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is a good thing.

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Related Topix: Ottawa County, OH, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Put-in-Bay, OH

WTVG-TV Toledo

Carter calls on Muslim Americans to support peace

Former President Jimmy Carter has told a group of Muslim Americans in Detroit they should take a role in supporting peace and justice efforts.

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Related Topix: Put-in-Bay, OH, Ottawa County, OH, Garfield Heights, OH

WTVG-TV Toledo

Lucas County deputies honored

Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp says events like this are important. "It builds morale, it builds friendships.

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Related Topix: Put-in-Bay, OH, Ottawa County, OH, Garfield Heights, OH, Train Disaster, Toledo, OH

92.5 KISS FM

Toledo Police To Set Up OVI Checkpoints Saturday Night

The Lucas County Operating Vehicle Intoxicated Task Force will be out over the holiday weekend, conducing three sobriety checkpoints.

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Toledo Blade

Lucas County Dogs for Adoption: 8-30

Dogs remain available at the Lucas County Canine Care & Control Office, 410 South Erie St., Toledo.

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Related Topix: Toledo, OH, Vaccinations, Health

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WTVG-TV Toledo

Arraignment rescheduled after Toledo firefighter charged with 2nd DUI in 2 years

45-year-old Todd Steele is facing several charges, including drunk driving, after he was pulled over by police earlier this week.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

News Journal

Ohio man dies after police chaseOhio man dies after police...

Ohio man dies after police chase Police: A man crashed his car into a tree attempting to flee police.

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WTVG-TV Toledo

8/29/14 Evening Weathercast

A Texas man sits behind bars in Lucas County accused of killing a Texas police officer.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Toledo Blade

Pair convicted of check fraud

A former Toledo man admitted Thursday that he created phony checks from bank accounts held by the University of Toledo and Heidelberg University in Tiffin totaling more than $34,000.

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Related Topix: Toledo, OH, University of Toledo

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Toledo Blade

Toledo man gets 5 years for shooting outside shelter

By all accounts, the act of violence that left a Toledo man paralyzed by a bullet was not what anyone expected from Houston Hart III.

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Related Topix: Toledo, OH, Criminal Defense Law, Law

101.5 The River

Mayor Collins Names New Public Information Director

Mayor D. Michael Collins has named a new public information officer. Stacy Weber will serve as the Public Information Officer for the City of Toledo.

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WTVG-TV Toledo

Local program that feeds children gets big boost from the state

Tens of thousands of children live at or below the poverty level in Lucas County.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Ottawa County, OH, Put-in-Bay, OH

Mass Transit

OH: TARTA Unions Seek Funding Switch

Aug. 28--Representatives of the Toledo bus drivers' union and other local labor unions called on public officials to change how public transportation is funded and operated during a lunchtime rally Wednesday in front of One Government Center.

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Related Topix: Toledo, OH, Perrysburg, OH, Rossford, OH

Toledo Blade

DNA from '07 given over in '10

A retired Lucas County sheriff's detective said she kept a DNA sample from murder suspect Andrew Gustafson in her middle desk drawer for more than three years before turning it over to the Lucas County cold case unit in 2010.

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Related Topix: Whitehouse, OH

Toledo Blade

Jerry Melchoir: 1932-2014; Home builder had insurance office earlier

Jerry R. Melchior, who built upscale custom homes in Lucas and Wood counties, died Tuesday in his Perrysburg home.

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Related Topix: Wood County, OH, Perrysburg, OH, Toledo, OH, University of Toledo

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Toledo Blade

Toledoan guilty of leaving fatal crash

A Toledo man who drove off after striking and killing a pedestrian on North Detroit Avenue pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of failure to stop after an accident.

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Related Topix: Toledo, OH

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