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Jerusalem Township trustees recently reinstated health insurance coverage for elected officials and full-time employees, which they had just dropped in May.
 
Trustees Joe Gray, Rodney Graffis, and Joe Kiss voted to bring back coverage for those who want it, but at a reduced cost.
 
It was an about face for Gray and Graffis, who had voted to drop coverage at a meeting on March 24 to save the township $50,000 per year. Kiss had voted to continue coverage, but was outvoted.

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A reward fund established in the case of an elderly Sandusky County couple who were beaten in their home has surpassed $5,000.
 
The Sandusky County Sheriff’s Department is offering a reward for information that leads to the conviction of those who broke into the State Route 600 home of James and Mary Kohler in the early morning of July 2.
 
James Consolo, a detective with the sheriff’s office, said at least two males broke into the Kohler’s home while they were sleeping and assaulted them.
 
The robbers tied the couple’s hands after beating them but Mr. Kohler was able to free himself.

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The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission approved $4.9 million for the Marina District in a special meeting. 
 
The state capital appropriations will be used by the city of Toledo for the development of the riverfront park portion of the $300-million Marina District development. The park project will develop 22.58 acres of city-owned land along the Maumee River.
 
The project will feature a public road, multipurpose path, boardwalk, public gathering places, and open-air performance spaces, including multiple sites that can be used for public entertainment and cultural programming. The project also will include interpretive panels displayed throughout the park depicting the historical significance of the Maumee River area.

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The Ottawa County commissioners have approved agreements with Erie and Wood counties for housing prisoners in the Ottawa County Detention Facility.
 
The agreements call for the counties to pay $42.50 per day for incarcerating prisoners in the Ottawa County facility, which is the same rate as last year.
 
The one-year agreements go into effect July 16 and include provisions for Ottawa County to recoup additional costs if they’re incurred.

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With the drop of an anchor, members of the Toledo Lighthouse Society have solved one mystery that’s been on their minds since April.

Society members and architects were set to work on a restoration project at the lighthouse Wednesday, reports Sandy Bihn, society president. When workers dropped anchor in the water they realized it had hit something.

Divers from Toledo Fire and Rescue Operations and Jerusalem Township who were in the area agreed to investigate and found a 4-foot by 40-foot ramp that had been missing since April 11.

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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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