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The Humane Ohio Pet Food Bank, started in 2009, anticipates a shortage of food due to a drop in food donations.

The program makes pet food available to financially strapped pet owners as well as to people caring for free-roaming cats in Lucas, Wood and Monroe counties.

‘This program helps make sure pets and stray cats do not go hungry, and helps owners keep their pets even in tough financial times,” said Jill Borkowski, marketing director of Humane Ohio, a non-profit group that offers low cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats.

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The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, Midwest Terminals of Toledo and Finance Fund were joined by area officials last week for a groundbreaking ceremony of a warehouse at Ironville Terminal in East Toledo.

The ceremony commemorates the third and final phase of construction on the 180 acre site making it ready for business this winter. The total project cost was approximately $18 million and when completed, the project will provide up 100,000 man hours of skilled construction labor for the community.

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Liability questions emerging from a log jam caused by new personal watercraft docks placed in the Portage River dominated a portion of Monday night’s meeting of Oak Harbor Village Council.

Councilwoman Donna Wendt asked Village Solicitor Jim Barney if he had researched potential liabilities should the log jam cause personal harm or property damage in weeks to come. Boaters know the risks of traveling these waterways, he said.

She noted, however, she was specifically concerned about potential damage to things such as wastewater and regional water system equipment in the river.

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A safety issue was the chief reason Covenant Harbor manager Sue Perrin said she visited Oak Harbor Village Council on Monday.

Since the village opened parking on the north end of Veterans Park for the flag football league, parking issues have posed serious problems for nearby Covenant Harbor, a senior living community on Finke Road, Perrin told council. Game spectators have been parking along the apartment complex driveway and on the grass.

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Oak Harbor Village Council is on the hunt for a new engineering firm to help solve its sewage back flow problem.

Council voted unanimously Monday night not to hire its regular consultant Poggemeyer Design Group of Bowling Green to undertake a proposed two-phase “no feasible alternatives study” to  investigate  malfunctions that left some  residents mopping up messes in their homes after heavy rains.

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