The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

Oregon Councilman Sandy Bihn expressed concerns about the increased threat of harmful blue green algae in Lake Erie, particularly its connection to microcystin, a toxin recently found near the intake of Carroll Township’s water plant.

The toxin, which can damage the liver, was found at levels of 3.56 parts per billion in samples taken from the township plant, which is 3.5 times higher than the level for drinking water set by the World Health Organization. The plant was shut down for days as a result.

Read more...

The shuttered Graytown Elementary School building is finding a new life in the local education world.

Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education members Tuesday unanimously approved an $8,000 purchase agreement to sell the building to Northpoint Educational Service Center. The center, once known as a county educational service, is based in Sandusky and operates out of several regional sites, offering support services to 27 school districts, including gifted education programs, curriculum development, parent programming and media relations.

Read more...

Oregon City Schools Superintendent Lonny Rivera vowed to improve next year’s state report card by focusing on ways to help fifth and sixth graders do better in math, science and reading.

The state last month released the results of the report card, which is a new evaluation system for school districts this year. Instead of an overall grade for districts, the new system gives grades in nine categories.

Read more...

Calvin United Church of Christ is celebrating 110 years in the ethnic Hungarian Birmingham neighborhood of East Toledo.

 More than 110 years ago, immigrants from Hungary were flooding into Toledo. Fleeing the spread of fascism and Nazism, Hungarians arrived in America, and eventually settled in cities like Toledo in search of a better life for themselves and their families.  Many of them arrived as skilled tradesmen and women, worked as bricklayers, steelworkers and machinists. Others were skilled seamstresses, embroiderers and bakers.

Read more...

Woodmore assistant football coach Todd Bringman has been suspended after a practice incident left a 16-year-old player in a concussion.

Parents allege that Coach Bringman was abusive in disciplining the players and that the team should not have been wearing pads while practicing in excessive heat.

Read more...

Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
1898770259 [{"id":"10","title":"No, I'm not sure they're legitimate.","votes":"29","pct":64.44,"type":"x","order":"1","resources":[]},{"id":"11","title":"No, I'm afraid they will use it for drugs.","votes":"10","pct":22.22,"type":"x","order":"2","resources":[]},{"id":"12","title":"Yes, I feel good about helping someone down on their luck.","votes":"5","pct":11.11,"type":"x","order":"3","resources":[]},{"id":"13","title":"Yes, we could all end up like that.","votes":"1","pct":2.22,"type":"x","order":"4","resources":[]}] ["#194e84","#3b6b9c","#1f242a","#37414a","#60bb22","#f2babb"] sbar 160 160 /communitypolls/vote/1-root.html?Itemid=101&id=5 No answer selected. Please try again. Thank you for your vote. Answers Votes ...