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2 hrs ago | Toledo Blade

Lucas Co. elections board official fired

The troubled Lucas County Board of Elections voted 3-1 during a special meeting today to fire the agency's acting Republican booth official.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Toledo Blade

50 attend Heroin-related training

Deputy Jason Langlois, center, and other officers listen to Megan Anello, left, an agent with the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, during a training session at the sheriff's office.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Toledo, OH

WTVG-TV Toledo

Virus killing piglets in Ohio and Michigan

The cold winter we just came through helped fuel a virus in pigs. It's threatening pork production and pushing up prices.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

WTVG-TV Toledo

Suspect indicted in Port Clinton HS bomb threat

The Ottawa County Grand Jury has indicted a suspect in connection to the bomb threat at Port Clinton High School on April 1. While local law enforcement agencies were responding to the threat, Fletcher allegedly robbed Mickey's Smoke Shop on the other end of town.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Violent Crime

News Journal

Bodies of woman, niece recovered from Lake Erie; search for men continues

Two anglers who died after they went missing Wednesday on Lake Erie have been identified as a Perrysburg woman and her teenage niece, the sheriff said.

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Toledo Blade

Man, 31, sentenced in pawn case

A Toledo man who tried to pawn jewelry stolen from an 80-year-old Oregon woman was sentenced Wednesday to three months in a Lucas County work-release program and placed on community control for three years.

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Toledo Blade

Victim upset with drunken driver's sentence

Mike Lemon had gone out to get ice cream for his children the evening of Dec. 7 when a drunken driver slammed into his car head-on, nearly killing him.

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Toledo Blade

Jury to return, deliberate facts in Bacon trial

After hearing five days of testimony, a Lucas County Common Pleas Court jury will return today to resume deliberations in the case of a Toledo woman charged with killing her infant son.

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Related Topix: Toledo, OH

Toledo Blade

Lucas County Dogs for Adoption: 4-17

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

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Related Topix: Toledo, OH, Sylvania, OH

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Toledo Blade

Study urges new jail for Lucas County

The current Lucas County jail is not worth saving and a new facility is needed, according to a preliminary feasibility study that was presented to The Blade on Wednesday.

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Toledo Blade

Zoning vote set on apartments

Sylvania Township trustees are expected to decide next month on a requested zone change for an agricultural plot on Central Avenue where a 214-unit housing development has been proposed.

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Related Topix: Toledo, OH

Toledo Blade

Commissioners OK raises

Lucas County commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved 3-percent raises for the county sheriff's employees, Emergency Medical Service responders, and the county Recorder's Office.

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Toledo Blade

Arbitrator settles 2 use-of-force cases

Two unrelated use-of-force complaints against Lucas County Sheriff's Office employees were resolved this month with the dismissal of a case against a sergeant and the firing of a corrections officer.

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Related Topix: Toledo, OH

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Toledo Blade

State group chastises local elections board

The Lucas County Board of Elections and some of its top employees were grilled for nearly nine hours on Tuesday by a state-appointed "transparency committee" on its apparent discourse, dysfunction, and occasional disregard of procedure.

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Related Topix: Toledo, OH, Lou Costello

Cleveland.com

Ohio liquor store clerk gets 6 months in jail for underage sale of vodka involved in fatal crash

A liquor store clerk was convicted on Tuesday of selling vodka to a 17-year-old boy whose friend later that day drank alcohol at a party and died in a drunken driving crash.

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WNWO-TV Toledo

Defense presents case in trial of Toledo mom accused of killing infant son

Prosecutors say the west Toledo mother threw her six-month-old son against a hard surface, causing a severe skull fracture which led to his death two days later.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Toledo, OH

WTVG-TV Toledo

Voters urged to support Issue One

So a line up of local leaders is urging support of a bonding issue up for vote in May as the way to get that work done.

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Related Topix: Toledo, OH, Oregon, OH, Ottawa Hills, OH

Toledo Blade

Toledoan charged with felonious assault

Jerome Carter, 26, of 2520 Monroe St., is charged with felonious assault; he was ordered to remain in the Lucas County jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.

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Toledo Blade

Man accused of raping girl enters plea

On the day he was to go on trial, a Toledo man accused of raping a 9-year-old girl instead entered an Alford plea to two counts of rape.

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Toledo Blade

Agencies lament cuts in funds

A number of social service agencies and community development corporations dependent on federal money funneled by the city of Toledo appeared Monday before a council committee to lament proposed funding cuts.

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