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When Daniel Fitzpatrick started out in the restaurant business nearly 40 years ago, he began as a cook and bottle washer for Burger King. His duties included everything from managing the grill to mopping floors.

Today is a much different story.

Fitzpatrick is currently the president and CEO of Quality Dining, Inc., a corporation that owns and operates 223 restaurants across the nation – including 165 Burger Kings.  But while his title and job duties may have changed, Fitzpatrick still sees one major similarity in the job he first held and his current position.

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Planned Pethood is offering free spaying and neutering services for cats in the 43605 zip code area, which encompasses East Toledo.

The non-profit animal rescue group received a grant from PetSmart Charities to pay for the services.

Humane Ohio has also been offering free spay and neutering services in the 43605 zip code area, as well as in the 43609 and 43615 zip code areas for owned and “free roaming” (feral or stray) cats.

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Matt Damschroder, the president of Elmore Village Council, was sworn into office as mayor last week following the Oct. 6 death of Lowell Krumnow, who had been mayor since 1994.

Damschroder will serve as mayor until the end of Krumnow’s term in December 2015.

Council is accepting letters of interest from residents interested in filling the council vacancy left by Damschroder becoming mayor.

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Asphalting of a reconstructed portion of Washington Street in the Village of Genoa has been put off until spring 2014.

Washington Street is being renovated from Sixth Street to Eighth Street. The $220,000 project undertaken by B Hill’z, Wayne, O., includes installation of storm sewers, gutters, curbs and new pavement. Crews are expected to work on the under drainage components along the street beginning next week.

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There seemed to be no jail in Ohio that could hold Oregon resident Mark Pollock for very long.

During a 20-year plus span, Pollock served multiple sentences in Ohio’s prisons, county and municipal jails, and 17 times he escaped. It all stemmed from a single marijuana bust when he was 17-years-old

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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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