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Seventy-one percent of the East Toledo electorate voted for Mayor D. Michael Collins when he defeated incumbent Michael Bell last November.
 
Mayor Collins says that helped get him elected, and promises “the ’05 is going to regain the respect that it has lost.” To East Toledo residents, “the ‘05” is a commonly used term for their community’s zip code, 43605.
 
“Thank you for your confidence in me and that confidence in me is not going to be misplaced,” Collins told about 50 East Toledo residents Monday night.

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State officials continue to address complaints about the price and supply of propane fuel.
 
Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office said it is “actively monitoring” complaints about price-gouging and that it plans to work with attorneys general in other states on possible anti-competitive activity related to the sale of propane.
 
About six percent of the Ohio’s population uses propane to heat homes, according to Census data.
 
“We want to assure Ohioans that we will carefully monitor reports of potential price gouging or other unfair business practices related to the extreme cold,” DeWine said.
 

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The freezing temperatures and frequent snowstorms this winter have left Northwood short of road salt.
 
“We’re basically running day to day,” said Northwood City Administrator Bob Anderson.
 
“I think we’ve got enough to cover this storm and the next. But we’re going to have to scramble some more to have enough.”
 
Northwood and Oregon, as do many communities, piggyback onto Toledo’s contract with a salt supplier.

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Jerusalem Township Trustee Joe Kiss has, in the last two years, led the effort to raise funds for a new entrance way to the historic Oakwood Cemetery.
 
It’s expected to be completed by spring.
 
When Kiss was first elected, he wanted to make improvements to the cemetery, he said.
 
“It was always one of my plans to try and get a new entrance gate. So just through efforts of my own and some other people throughout the township, we got it to the finishing stages. We got the pillars up and we got some marble coming in. It’s just been a project we’ve been working on and it’s finally coming to fruition,” he said.
 

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The Lake Township trustees heard a report Tuesday from Dan McLargin, road supervisor, that an application for a grant to pay for replacing a stretch of Libbey Road has been submitted to the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission.
 
The department announced late last year it is accepting applications for funding from the Turnpike Mitigation Program, which was established to assist communities that are adversely affected by turnpike traffic. Projects being considered include bridge preservation, resurfacing, noise walls, drainage improvements and other related infrastructure work.
 
Proposed projects must be within one mile of the turnpike. The program will allocate about $5 million annually to projects with a cap of $1 million on individual projects.

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