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Jay Hellwig starts his work day around 8 a.m. and he likes to end it by 6 p.m.

"The work we do is a lot of residential work," Hellwig said, "And they don't want you to get there too early. Some evenings we get called out for a service call. Our line of business is a service we offer, so we have to cater to the customer."

Six years ago when Hellwig wanted to sell his family's business, Elmore Hardware, he had the complete backing of his wife, Joanne. The family's new business would be called Lighthouse Residential and Commercial Services.

It may be just a room in the Harris-Elmore Public Library but its impact extends well beyond Ottawa County.
For nearly 40 years Grace Luebke collected materials for the library’s local history room, which is named after the woman who considered it a labor of love to compile the myriad documents that told the stories of so many in the community.
“We remember with gratitude Grace Luebke February 10, 1920 – February 14, 2009” a line on the library’s Web site says.

At a time when our state budget faces painful cuts, Ohio policymakers are overlooking hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars that could be saved by implementing Medicaid reform recommendations.
That is what we found in a recent audit we conducted to study the progress made to improve Ohio’s Medicaid program.
Medicaid is the most expensive single item in the state budget and it is extremely important to measure the progress made toward the cost-saving recommendations provided in the 2006 Medicaid performance audit study.

More temporary flow meters are needed in the city’s sanitary sewer system that would help reduce or eliminate excessive storm water, or inflow and infiltration (I&I) from the wastewater collection system.
The city installed temporary flow meters at five locations last September in the sanitary sewer system
Significant rainfall sparked I&I issues last July, when several residents complained about flooded basements.

Third District Councilman Mike Craig has had a change of heart and will oppose a request for a special use permit for a proposed convenience store at 2346 Seaman Street in East Toledo.
Craig, whose district encompasses East Toledo, told The Press earlier this month that he was not opposed to a convenience store at the site, located at the intersection of Seaman and Van Buren Avenue. He said he had met with the owner, Said Saleh, who is requesting the special use permit so he can install coolers and sell prepackaged sandwiches for the WIC program.
The site, which consists of three parcels, is occupied by a two-story building that was built in 1912.

water crisis

Are you prepared for another water crisis this summer if there is an algae bloom that shuts down the water supply?
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