The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

The forms used to file a challenge to your property value must be in your county auditor’s office – not postmarked - by March 31. The forms can be picked up at the auditor’s office or may be available for downloading from the auditor’s Web site.

Read more...

Economy cited
Eastwood board pulls levy from May ballot

Citing poor economic conditions, the Eastwood school board has decided to remove a 3.2-mill bond issue from the May ballot.

Superintendent Brent Welker said the board held a special meeting Tuesday morning and agreed to not pursue passage of the bond, which would have funded the local share of construction costs for a new school building that would have housed kindergarten through the fifth grades.

Read more...

Five months after the state auditor ruled that Jerusalem Township Trustee Rodney Graffis has to repay the township $20,174.04 for reimbursements he received for health insurance coverage, it’s unclear whether he has to or not.
 
There are conflicting opinions between the state auditor’s office and the Lucas County prosecutor as to whether the auditor’s finding is enforceable.
 
A 2007 audit of the township by State Auditor Mary Taylor’s office last October found that Graffis was ineligible to receive reimbursements because he was already getting health insurance coverage through his union.

Read more...

Environmental conservation groups want the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to fine one of the nation’s largest electric utility companies for killing millions of fish each year at the company’s Bay Shore power plant on Lake Erie.

Read more...

Jerusalem Township Fiscal Officer Julie Van Nest has recommended to trustees that they not hire an assistant because the township cannot afford the nearly $19 per hour wage paid to the previous assistant, Karen Rogalski.

Rogalski, of Ottawa Hills, retired December 31 after serving as the trustees’ part-time assistant for two years,

Read more...

 CommonPeople1

Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
616614288 [{"id":"10","title":"No, I'm not sure they're legitimate.","votes":"6","pct":46.15,"type":"x","order":"1","resources":[]},{"id":"11","title":"No, I'm afraid they will use it for drugs.","votes":"4","pct":30.77,"type":"x","order":"2","resources":[]},{"id":"12","title":"Yes, I feel good about helping someone down on their luck.","votes":"3","pct":23.08,"type":"x","order":"3","resources":[]},{"id":"13","title":"Yes, we could all end up like that.","votes":"0","pct":0,"type":"x","order":"4","resources":[]}] ["#194e84","#3b6b9c","#1f242a","#37414a","#60bb22","#f2babb"] sbar 160 160 /communitypolls/vote/1-root.html?id=5 No answer selected. Please try again. Thank you for your vote. Answers Votes ...