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Food banks and toy pantries are having a difficult time finding enough donations to meet demand.

Even Governor Ted Strickland made the call asking Ohioans to consider a financial donation, says the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks.

Governor Strickland’s plea came after windstorms from the remnants of Hurricane Ike left an estimated two million customers throughout the state without power, adding to the problems of increasing poverty even more.

Named for Toledoan Morrison R. Waite, who became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1874, “Waite’s traditions and its graduates have been a source of East Side pride ever since the Collegiate Gothic school opened its doors to students on September 14, 1914,” writes historian Larry Michaels.

Michaels wrote “East Side community cornerstone” for Anniversaries — A Celebration of Waite High School, a supplement to The Press on January 12, 2004 celebrating the school’s 90th birthday.

The Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association is trying to save 46 million fish caught on intake screens and 2½ billion fish that go through screens from being killed.

Bihn says 2005-06 studies compared to the 1976-77 period show nearly eight times as many larval fish killed over the 1970s reports.  Bihn, who claims to have been working on finding ways to reduce the fish kill for about five years, says this is the first report done since 1977.

What park is the oldest park in Toledo? Some may believe that it is City Park, now known as Savage Park, but they would be mistaken. City Park, was given to Toledo by the Lenk brewing family in 1871 but the small, unassuming triangular Prentice Park, in east Toledo, predates that park by 13 years, according to local historian and author Larry Michaels.

The triangular, neighborhood park was named for Fredrick Prentice, the first American child born in what would become downtown Toledo in 1822, Michaels said adding that his father, Joseph Prentice, died in a horse accident a few years earlier.

Funds in an account used by Oregon for environmental purposes has dropped sharply due to legal battles between the city and Envirosave Services of Ohio, Inc.

Council last week appropriated $70,000 from the general fund to pay for professional services because there wasn’t enough money in the 975 account. The city collects approximately $200,000 annually in fees it charges Envirosafe to dump hazardous waste into its landfill. The state of Ohio gets $9 per ton of waste dumped in the landfill, and the city gets 10 percent of that, or .90 per ton. The revenue is earmarked in its hazardous waste fund known as the 975 account.


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