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Gary Thompson, former director of the Oregon Economic Development Foundation, said he is continuing to assist with economic development projects in Oregon until a new director is found.

Thompson took a job on Sept. 1 with the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) as the new director of JobsOhio for northwest Ohio.

Financing program criticized by group
A new report outlines problems with a trend among cities using what is called tax-increment financing, contending the practice has become a subsidy for developers rather than a targeted tool for revitalizing neighborhoods.

The Ohio Public Interest Research Group released the report last week.

The legacy of family ownership that is today Eggleston, Meinert & Pavley Funeral Homes began 100 years ago.

In 1911, the Howard A. Eggleston Funeral Home was established at 603 Main Street in East Toledo. Eggleston’s family continues to operate the business today.

Susan Swain, of Moline, is an animal lover, but that love can only go so far.

Like many homeowners across the country, the Swains are being visited and sometimes harassed by the dozen or so feral cats that have taken up residence in her neighborhood – some in her back yard.

A community health assessment in Ottawa County will focus on obesity among children, according to Nancy Osborn, the county health commissioner, who last week announced the health department has received a $40,000 grant to fund the assessment.

The Ohio Department of Health has awarded the grant for the project, which will include a sampling of several hundred adults and students living in the county.

Female coach

The Buffalo Bills last week hired the NFL's first female full-time coach (Kathryn Smith--special teams quality control coach). Should there be more women in coaching?
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