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When Dr. Christy Mesaros-Winckles and her husband, Andrew Winckles, a doctoral candidate, were looking for a home to buy, they knew just what they wanted…a sense of history and community.

Last summer, they found just what they were looking for in the historic Birmingham district in East Toledo.

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The police budget took the biggest hit when Genoa Village Council scrutinized details of the proposed 2013  budget.

An estimated $30,000 was taken out of the capital improvements fund. “We’re not going to have a new car this year,” said Administrator Kevin Gladden.

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John Garcia, former Ohio State Representative and Golden Gloves boxer, passed away 10 years ago, but his reach from the grave is still felt by Ohio’s criminal gangs.

In 1998, Garcia was living on Albert Street in East Toledo. His neighborhood, like others in the city, was scarred with gang graffiti and drug abuse and violence were common, so much so the Toledo Police Department created a gang task force. Toledo was just one city in a state ranked fourth in the country with an estimated 17,000 criminal gang members, according to the National Youth Gang Center. Today, it’s worse. According to the FBI, there are 33,000 gangs and 1.4 million gang members in the United States, 135 of those gangs operate in Ohio.

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A Lake Township police sergeant will be suspended from duty without pay for being intoxicated while off duty.

Police Chief Mark Hummer imposed the disciplinary measure Thursday after meeting with Sgt. Scott Sims, who was driven home from his brother’s wedding reception last month by two members of the township’s volunteer fire department after they became concerned he was unable to drive safely.

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A survey of asbestos in the Woodville Mall, which would be an initial step in the demolition process of the deteriorating retail structure, is being scheduled for this week according to the mall’s former general manager.

Juanita Jones, who’s told Northwood city officials she is representing the new owner of the mall for the demolition, said she’s received bids from two companies for demolishing the mall and was expecting a third bid this week.

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