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Two years away from celebrating its 100th anniversary, Morrison R. Waite High School is nearing the final stages of a $20 million renovation.

Next fall, students will walk into air conditioning. Renovation also includes paint, technology, lighting, electrical, windows, doors, and ceilings. American Disabilities Act improvements include elevators inside the four-story building. 

Jim Corbo, a readjustment therapist counselor with the Toledo Vet Center and a retired manager of mental health programs for the American Red Cross, will speak at the 79th Annual Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony sponsored by the East Toledo Club.

Due to a scheduling conflict, this year’s ceremony will be held at the Christ Dunberger Post instead of Pearson Park. The Post is located on Pickle and Wynn Roads in Oregon. The Honor Guard will present the colors on Monday, May 28 at 7:30 a.m. followed by a breakfast. The public is invited.

Black Swamp Bird Observatory educational director Ken Keffer was on a canoe rowing Green Creek Wednesday when the tweeting began.

The birds weren’t tweeting. It was birders’ smart phones.

If you were hoping to take a guided tour during the Biggest Week in Birding Festival, hopefully you signed up early. Most tours were sold out long ago.

Among the many tours offered were guided bus trips and birding by boat to the Lake Erie Islands, including Pelee Island in Canada. This year, canoe trips were added.

Twelve renovated catch basins in the Village of Genoa withstood unexpected testing just days after their recent completion.

Heavy thundershowers blasted across Northwest Ohio on Friday and Monday, leaving many areas overwhelmed with flooding.

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