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After four years of renovations, Toledo Public Schools and the administration, staff, students, and the Alumni Association of Morrison R. Waite High School will host a rededication ceremony of the school this Friday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the Grant Murray Field House.

The Waite pep band, orchestra, and show choir will perform, and TPS Superintendent and Waite graduate Romules Durant, Business Manager James Gant, and architect Gary Ashford will be among those speaking.

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Updates to the region’s Water Quality Management Plan can be reviewed May 6 at the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments offices, 300 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Toledo.

The plan covers Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood counties in Ohio and Bedford, Erie and Whiteford townships in Michigan.

The plan will be open for review starting at 6 p.m.

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Development zone bill nears vote in senate

A bill that could end the authority of Ohio municipalities and townships to establish new Joint Economic Development Zones may be up for a vote before the Senate Finance Committee by the end of May.

State Sen. Randy Gardner, R- Bowling Green, a member of the committee, said he expects the bill to be ready for a floor vote shortly after it comes out of committee.

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Oak Harbor Library officials are planning to put their first levy on the ballot in November.

The proposed 1-mill levy would generate $368,424 annually for the library that has been struggling to meet community needs in the wake of cuts in state funding over the past five years.

A taxpayer with a home valued at $100,000 would pay about $35 a year in additional taxes, according to the Ottawa County auditor’s office.

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Contracts set for first park to have lakefront access

Two engineering contracts were approved by the Toledo Area Metroparks for Howard Farms, its first park to have access to Lake Erie.

The 1,000 acre park, located on the current Howard Farms property west of Metzger Marsh in Jerusalem Township, will be unlike any other Metropark in that it will be the first located near Lake Erie’s coast. It will be the Metroparks largest park in its system, next to Oak Openings.

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Ebola outbreak

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