The Press Newspaper
A survey of residents in East Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood revealed that 32 percent of residents have experienced vandalism in a six-month period.
Twenty-eight percent experienced vandalism or theft inside their home, and 50 percent know of a neighbor who was a victim.
Scrappers, sliced tires, drug deals, and boom boxes
Last summer, businessman Rob Horvath complained that semi-trucks were illegally using Consaul Street in East Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood.
Tuesday night at the Birmingham Library, residents told Toledo Police Chief Derrick Diggs that 18-wheel trucks are still finding their way down Consaul un-ticketed and often unnoticed by police.
Oregon school board members Jeff Ziviski and P.J. Kapfhammer want to increase the pick-up locations for the new bus shuttle service for Clay High School students.
The shuttle service, which started last week, has 12 pick-up points. Clay High School students have gone without busing since last year when it was eliminated by the board due to budget constraints. The board later agreed to provide limited transportation to high school students, saying the district’s finances had improved enough to provide the bus shuttle.
In an article that appeared in the Jan. 2 edition of The Press Newspapers, an outpatient specialty clinic and medical procedure center that will be built on Coy and Dustin roads was erroneously called an emergency medical center. The Press regrets the error.
New construction projects, increased revenue, round the clock EMS coverage, and less crime were among the highlights in Northwood Mayor Mark Stoner’s “State of the City” report given to council on Thursday.
“The message for 2012 is one of continuing challenge and guided optimism,” said Stoner. “We will continue to adhere to a prudent spending plan as we move through what we hope is a nearing end to the economic downturn of the last few years.”
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