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On cable television’s first episode of TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland,” actor Betty White mockingly referred to Toledo as “The Paris of Ohio.”

If one were to ask Chinese investors representing Dashing Pacific Group, LLC what attracted them to Toledo, they might tell you that the veteran actor’s lines were not far from the truth.

The Chinese development firm has signed an agreement to purchase The Docks riverfront restaurant complex in East Toledo’s International Park.

Toledo Deputy Mayor Dean Monske, a former director of the Oregon Economic Development Foundation, and Perrysburg real estate investor Scott Prephan, who represents the Chinese company, say Toledo’s cultural opportunities have impressed the Chinese.

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The City of Northwood dropped 35 Christmas trees into the lake at Ranger Park last week to provide shelter to smaller fish from predators.
 
Mayor Mark Stoner said the city had wanted to do it last year, but decided against it.
 
“I don’t think the ice was safe to be on,” he said.
 
The streets department, he said, bore holes along the periphery of the lake where it is approximately eight feet deep to put in the trees. A cement block is attached to each tree. As the ice melts, the trees will sink in the water.
 
The trees are expected to last for about two years before disintegrating.

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Roberta Gacsal, a surgical technician and later registered nurse at St. Charles Mercy Hospital since 1959, had been dealing with pain for some time.

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“I had slipped and didn’t actually fall, but I must have done something to the hip area. I had gone and had pain pills. I’ve had epidermals and nothing seemed to help it,” Gacsal said.

Then she found an ancient form of Chinese medicine that is claimed to stimulate and increase the flow of vital energy, Qi (pronounced “chee”), throughout the body. Most of us know this procedure as acupuncture.

This is accomplished by inserting needles at very precise acupuncture points located near or on the surface of the skin. Acupuncture points are explained as “areas of decreased electrical resistance.” These areas have been plotted out by Chinese practitioners for over 2,000 years and have been shown to be effective in treating specific conditions, literature from a local clinic claims.

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Once again this year, members of the Eastwood community have opened their homes to foreign exchange students. 

Through their involvement in school activities, the seven students who make their home in the Eastwood community this year will share customs of the home countries so that students can understand the world. 

Johanes Neff is a 17-year -old exchange student from Altheim, Germany staying with Pemberville mayor James Opelt.

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Northwood EMS Fire Chief Phillip J. Wojcinski has been suspended from his job as a result of charges that he and his wife Shawna, furnished alcohol to minors, a first degree misdemeanor.

Their case is set for pre-trial in Perrysburg Municipal Court on January 28 at 9 a.m.

“Once the city heard about it, he was suspended,” said Northwood Mayor Mark Stoner.

Once the case is concluded, Fire Chief Tim Romstadt will make a recommendation to City Administrator Dennis Recker on whether Wojcinski, 44, should be reinstated, said Stoner.

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