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The Press Newspaper

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Ironworkers killed when the gantry truss responsible for construction of the main span collapsed on February 16, 2004 were Robert Lipinski Jr., Arden Clark II, Michael Phillips, and Michael Moreau. Local residents Josh Collins of East Toledo and Roger Henneman of Curtice were among those injured, not killed, as reported in last week’s issue of The Press. On April 19, 2007, carpenter Andrew Burris of Curtice died when the construction platform he was on became detached and fell from the bridge. A kinetic sculpture to honor the loss of five tradesmen and recognize those who constructed Toledo’s signature bridge is to be dedicated on April 28. The Press regrets the error.

When Northwood parents Brant and Lisa Bugbee learned their son, U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Brandon Bugbee,

was shot in the head in Afghanistan last week, they feared the worst.

“Initially, we’ve been really scared,” Lisa said. “They’ve kept us pretty updated. The hardest thing is you feel like you are waiting and waiting. He went through this whole week by himself, if you know what I mean. He didn’t really have anybody nearby. If your kid stubs his toe, if he breaks a leg, whatever, you want to be there.”

Since then, Mom and Dad have had several conversations with Brandon and are reassured their son is going to be alright.

“It’s getting better every day because we’ve been able to talk to him,” Brant said. “He’s doing better and sounds real good. At first, it was really rough because we didn’t know anything other than he was shot in the head. I think he’s going to be 100 percent.”

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Oregon City Council last week passed a resolution urging the Ohio Senate to defeat Senate Bill 5, which restricts collective bargaining rights for public workers and strips away their right to strike.

At the meeting Feb. 28, Councilman Mike Sheehy introduced the resolution, which was not originally on the meeting’s agenda.

Sheehy called Senate Bill 5 “an assault on collective bargaining for public employees in many of the states throughout the union.”

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Northwood is considering developing a bike path down a two mile stretch of Curtice Road to improve traffic safety and storm water drainage.

Councilman Dave Gallaher, who is also acting chairman of the city’s economic development committee, noted the possibility of a bike path at a council meeting on February 24.

Curtice Road does not have sidewalks between Lemoyne and Fostoria roads, a two and a half mile stretch. And a storm water ditch runs alongside it.

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World War II veterans are hopping flights to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial built in their honor, thanks to the efforts of Honor Flight Northwest Ohio.

The non-profit organization, formed in 2007, offers a free flight and accommodations for the one day trip, which includes bus service to the memorial, meals and beverages.

So far, the organization has flown over 462 veterans on 17 flights to see the memorial in the nation’s capital.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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