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Perhaps you are as excited as I am that, at long last, our Congress critters have delivered for us!

Health care for all, you ask? No, not that. A real economic recovery program? Uh. No. An end to the Iraq war? No, again. Instead, what the lawmakers have produced for us is (hold on to your hat, now) a new Capitol Visitor Center!

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A fire that burned a barn to the ground on Corduroy Road last Friday was likely caused by a wood burner, according to Oregon Fire Chief Bill Wilkins.

 

“The fire will be listed as accidental under the fire reports,” said Wilkins at a council meeting Monday. “It also lists as undetermined. Probable cause will be a wood burning stove within the barn.”

 

The fire, fueled by high winds, started at 12.27 a.m. in the barn at 7150 Corduroy Road. Hundreds of livestock perished in the fire, including goats, ducks, chickens, guineas, rabbits and pigeons.

 

A house just 30 feet from the barn was slightly damaged. Prakash Thombre, who owns the house and barn, and his family, were unharmed.

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The United States Census Bureau plans to hire up to 4,000 people for various temporary jobs in the Toledo, Cleveland and Columbus areas.

Most people will be hired as enumerators, which pays $13 per hour, plus mileage, according to Jerome Graham, an assistant recruiter with the Bureau’s Toledo office on Jefferson Avenue.

Enumerators are part-time census employees that go door-to-door to addresses that fail to return a census form.

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Residents of the Eastwood Local School District who voted against a bond issue in November appear to be steadfast in their opposition to another possible ballot issue, but some could be swayed if the economy improved or the district sought a lower millage amount, according to a survey the district recently conducted.

Residents who voted no in November were asked to choose from four survey statements that best described their opinion about another possible bond issue:

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In an interview last January, Melanie Bowen, a Lake Township trustee, expressed confidence a Joint Economic Development District agreement between the township and City of Toledo would soon be completed.

“We’re this close to finalizing,” she said, holding her fingers about an inch apart.

She can now hold her fingers a little closer.

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