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A bill establishing the authority for townships to adopt snow removal policies for property owners has been introduced in the state legislature by two area lawmakers.

Tim Brown, R- Bowling Green, and Steve Arndt, R - Port Clinton, said the bill gives townships essentially the same permissive authority as municipalities for sidewalk maintenance requirements.

“House Bill 375 is necessary because many of our children find themselves walking to the bus stop or to school in icy conditions, and are often found walking in the street because some homeowners do not shovel their sidewalks. Additionally, townships with high traffic areas around store fronts or other popular establishments also have a right to ensure reasonably safe access for all citizens,” Brown said.

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here are two excerpts from his blog, which you can follow by going to and clicking the icon in the upper right corner.

I’m in Wickenburg, AZ, this eve, after leaving Goodyear (Western Phoenix area) this morning.

At a town hall meeting, District 3 councilman Peter J. Ujvagi referred to Woodville Road as “the Central Avenue Strip of used car lots.”

Ujvagi was referring to used car lots in East Toledo, but they continue along the streetscape into Oregon and Northwood.

According to business websites, there are over a dozen dealerships along that strip of Woodville Road with the biggest having over 600 autos in its inventory. The next four have 535, 323, 223, and 179, and all other inventories are under 100. In all, there are well over 2,000 used cars for sale on Woodville Road in the metro Toledo area.

Two dealerships have expanded big time — Nationwide Auto Finance in Oregon, founded in 1997, merged its three dealerships into one, renovating the old Handy Andy store at 2121 Woodville Road and is now the largest on the strip. In 2013, First Choice Auto Finance, 1000 Woodville in East Toledo, purchased the property next to its existing lot, allowing it to double its inventory to 500 autos.

A shooting range operated by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company in Ottawa County isn’t entitled to statutory immunity from noise and safety nuisance claims, the Sixth District Court of Appeals has ruled.

Michael and Holly Szuch, who own property adjacent to the firing range, had appealed a decision of the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas denying their request for a permanent injunction against

In their complaint, the Szuch’s sought monetary damages and an injunction against FENOC, contending the company’s construction of the firing range, which is used for training of security personnel, failed to meet safety regulations and the range didn’t comply with regulations covering noise levels and operating hours.

The appeals court upheld the lower court decision in part and disagreed with other parts.

From 2000-13, there were 160 recorded active shooter incidents in the U.S., totalling 1,043 victims both wounded and killed, and that doesn’t include the shooters, who often commit suicide.

When an active shooter killed six and critically injured others in Kalamazoo, Michigan, it hit closer to home. Some of those shot were walking out of a Cracker Barrel restaurant — but they could have been walking out of any restaurant.

In 1996, four people were killed in an active shooter incident in Oregon and Northwood has seen similar incidents at a local restaurant and another at an apartment complex. Toledo made national news when a disgruntled Jeep employee showed up at the factory in West Toledo and went on a shooting spree.




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