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After months of speculation, the Ohio Department of Transportation has released its official construction and closure schedule for the $28.7 million renovation of The Anthony Wayne Bridge, also knows as Toledo High Level Bridge.

Theresa Pollick, ODOT spokesperson, and engineers Dave Geckle and Mike Lopez announced the schedule to an estimated crowd of 60 concerned citizens who gathered Thursday at the East Toledo Center at a meeting sponsored by the East Toledo Club.

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A Clay Township resident has filed a lawsuit in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court against the township police chief and a patrol officer, alleging malicious prosecution.

The lawsuit, filed by Anthony Simon, of N. Genoa-Clay Center Road, also names Simon’s neighbors, Wayne and Dorothy Fondessy, as defendants.

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A former athletic trainer at Clay High School was arraigned in Oregon Municipal Court for allegedly having sexual relations with two underage male students in the last 18 months.

Melinda Rober, 35, was arraigned on Monday, April 22, and charged with two counts of sexual battery.

Rober, who waived her right to a preliminary examination, will be bound over to the Lucas County Common Pleas Court for a grand jury hearing. She was ordered to not have contact with the students.

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Loyalty and dedication are employee traits that should be rewarded, Ottawa County prosecutor Mark Mulligan said as he renewed his call for county employee raises.

And the county commissioners responded by saying they will take a hard look at possible staff compensation later in 2013.

The plea on behalf of those under the jurisdiction of the commissioners came at a recent semi-annual elected officials meeting.

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The Ironwood Peacock/Co-op Community Organization will hold a neighborhood festival this summer to celebrate families and the history of the East Toledo neighborhood.

Mary Wilson, founder and president of the Ironwood/Peacock organization, said the festival will be held Friday and Saturday, August 23-24, at the Edgar Holmes Park, located in the 1200 block of Ironwood.

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