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Volunteers working with One Voice for East Toledo posted a map in their so-called “war room” that keeps tracks of properties surveyed for the Lucas County Land Reutilization Corporation, or land bank.

“The goal of the land bank is to have a data base of all properties in the whole city of Toledo, so that’s important,” said East Toledo Family Center community builder Jodi Gross, the One Voice leader.

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Bowling Green State University, Ironwood Block Watch, Oakdale Community, East Toledo Family Center, the One Voice for East Toledo Initiative, LISC, and a number of other collaborators will be painting another mural on East Broadway at the viaduct.

BGSU graduate Maura Meyers has been chosen to design the mural and help lead a team of university students and volunteers in painting a mural.

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The Village of Oak Harbor finished some municipal business Monday, affirming a contract with its new administrator and picking a person to fill a recently vacated council seat.

Village council voted unanimously for a $70,000 annual contract for new Village Administrator Randy Genzman. The contract is open-ended, containing no specific date for reviews for re-negotiations and no clauses for buyouts in the event of an unexpected departure as previous contracts have provided outgoing employees.

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The Eastwood school board Monday took another step toward seeking voter approval for a new elementary school on the district’s central campus, passing a resolution requesting that the Ohio School Facilities Commission update the project data for fiscal year 2015.

“When we originally did a project resolution it was for fiscal 2014,” said Dave Michel, district treasurer. “This changes it to fiscal year ’15. We are progressing as far as attempting to construct a building on the campus.”

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The Ohio Senate has approved an amended version of a bill that had put restrictions on municipalities and townships wanting to form Joint Economic Development Zones.

The bill passed by a vote of 30-2 Wednesday.

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