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Genoa police sent seven warning letters recently to property owners who haven’t cleaned up junk vehicles despite village efforts to work with them.

The letters are the newest part of the junk vehicle crackdown undertaken by Police Chief Bob Bratton and his department.

At the direction of village council, Bratton has been working on the junk vehicle/trash issue for months. The better part of the project has involved one-on-one talks with property owners. The goal, he said, is to get the sites cleaned up without going through legal channels, he said.

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When the National Museum of the Great Lakes opens next spring, it could be the catalyst needed for the Marina District’s 127 acre development.

The $12.8 million museum, currently under renovation at its Maumee River front location next to the Toledo Maritime Center and the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, was brought to Toledo by the Great Lakes Historical Society.

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Romany gypsy Joszef Angyal arrived in Toledo for one reason — to learn a lesson on how America deals with discrimination against minority populations.

The 25-year-old Angyal got what he was looking for.

Romany arrived here from Budapest, Hungary through the Great Lakes Consortium for International Training — a collaborative effort of Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, the University of Toledo, and WSOS Community Action Commission established in 1999.

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Northwood Councilman Dave Gallaher, who is not seeking re-election in November after nearly 20 years on council, said goodbye to his colleagues at an Oct. 24 meeting.

“This will be my last meeting,” said Gallaher, who has been on council since 1994.  “I turned my resignation in to the mayor and council president. There’s not going to be any projects started and I don’t have anything to finish, so I will be stepping down. With the election right around the corner, I’m sure you won’t have a hard time filling this seat. Although it’s been bumpy at times, it’s been a real pleasure to work with everyone. It’s an honor. I appreciate that.”

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The Madison Township Gibsonburg Volunteer Fire Department is seeking additional millage Tuesday to purchase a new truck and bolster its operating revenue.

A 0.9-mill, 3-year levy, if passed, will be used to replace a 23-year-old first responder truck and a 1-mill, 5-year levy will be used for operating expenses such as training, equipment repair and replacement, fuel and other costs.

The department is jointly funded by the township and Village of Gibsonburg.

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