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The City of Toledo awarded two grants to upgrade the façade of two buildings on Main Street in East Toledo.

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner announced the grants at a press conference on Tuesday.

The Merrit Building, at 113 Main Street, and the Friedman Building, at 117 Main Street, need new roofs, windows and a coat of paint, according to Bob Krompak, economic development specialist with Neighborhood Housing Services. NHS informs commercial property owners of eligible grants, helps with grant applications, provides consultation and arranges financing and technical assistance.

The Merrit Building was completely unusuable, he said, as were the second and third floors of the Friedman Building.

“They needed general façade work to upgrade the look of the buildings,” he said.

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Former Jerusalem Township Trustee Ray Cedoz was remembered

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Ray Cedoz

last week as a trustee who cared about his community, and had a common sense approach to running the township.

Cedoz died Monday, Nov. 9, of pneumonia. He was 75-years-old.

Cedoz, a lifelong resident of the township, had battled cancer for a long time, according to his wife, Jeanette, whom he had been married to for 56 years.

As trustee, Cedoz was passionate about the township and was widely known for listening to both sides of an issue.

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Eastwood school superintendent Brent Welker is cautioning district residents the most recent financial statements paint a rosy but unrealistic picture of the district’s actual condition.

As of Nov. 6, about a third of the way into the current fiscal year,  total revenues were about $7.1 million, about $655,067, or 10 percent more, than at the same time last year when the district had collected $6.5 million.

General property tax revenues this year are about $2 million, about $207,963 more than last year but the district has only collected a little more than $1 million in income taxes - a drop of $134,549 compared to last year.

The superintendent notes the district’s allocation of grants-in-aid includes $138,715 in stimulus money that can’t be used for basic general fund purposes.

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On Nov. 11, 2009, Coy Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders invited

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Coy Elementary students Joshua Case (front)
and David Carr, along with Principal Amy Molnar,
at a recent Veterans Day program held at the school.

veterans to come to the school for a special Veterans Day program.

The program began with Christ Dunberger Post of the American Legion posting the colors, followed by Coy Boy Scouts leading the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance, and a moment of silence.

The fourth grade then shared a poem titled, “Just a Common Soldier,” by A. Lawrence Vaincourt and some fifth-grade students read essays they had written on the topic of, “What Freedom Means to Me.”

The program continued with the playing of “Armed Service Medley.” As each service song played, the veterans stood to be recognized.

The program concluded with each student introducing the veteran he or she brought to the program and a presentation of flag pins.

Voters give nod to Molnar, Gadus, and Gabel

The Oregon school board will see fresh faces with the election of Carol-Ann Molnar and Diana Gadus last Tuesday.

Voters also returned incumbent Richard Gabel to another term, but voted against re-electing school board president Jeff Ziviski to a second term.

Molnar was the top vote getter, according to unofficial results from the Toledo-Lucas County Board of Elections. Molnar received 5,157 votes, or 32.04 percent of the vote. Molnar, 67, is a retired teacher.

Gabel, 66, came in second with 3,726, or 23.15 percent of the vote. Gabel is retired from the CSX coal and ore docks.

Gadus came in third, with 3,631 votes, or 22.56 percent of the vote. Gadus, 44, is a physical education and art teacher at Central Catholic Schools.

“I’m very grateful that I’m able to share my experiences and the knowledge I’ve gained in the field of education at a level that’s going to help the kids in the community,” said Gadus.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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