The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

After meeting in executive session, the Lake Township trustees Tuesday authorized the township cemetery sexton to hire a seasonal employee.

The trustees approved a motion to allow the sexton to hire an employee for $10 an hour and up to 30 hours a week.

The employee will be on the township payroll until Oct. 1, said Melanie Bowen, who chairs the board of trustees.

Read more...

The City of Toledo contacted 28 homeowners to see if they would be willing to sell their property to make room for an expansion of the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant in East Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood.

The city says it is looking for two separate groups of four contingent properties to make room for two new substations and staging areas for construction.

Read more...

The Lucas County dog warden is hoping a drop in the adoption fee will reduce overcrowding of dogs at the pound.

A dog can be adopted for just $25 this month in a special promotion, “Christmas in July.”

Dog Warden Julie Lyle said the kennels are close to capacity with dogs looking for homes. Several more are coming in every day.

Read more...

Dennis Doyle sometimes has to pinch himself.

Doyle, a 1975 Waite graduate who has risen through the ranks to the level of brigadier general in the United States Army, and his wife, Lisa, have lived in Germany and now reside in Honolulu. How good is life right now for the Doyles? They recently took a pleasure cruise around the Hawaiian islands.

Read more...

Genoa Village Council has set a 10 percent cap this week on pick-up contributions for the police pension plan.

Monday’s approval of the cap proposal came days before the rate set by the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund in Columbus is set to jump to 10.75 percent, Fiscal Officer Chuck Brinkman said. The rate hike is one of three expected over the coming years. The rate increases to 11.5 percent in 2014 and then to 12.25 percent in 2015.

The cap means the village will only put in contributions up to the 10 percent limit. The employee will be responsible for the remainder.

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?
838260197 [{"id":"10","title":"No, I'm not sure they're legitimate.","votes":"27","pct":62.79,"type":"x","order":"1","resources":[]},{"id":"11","title":"No, I'm afraid they will use it for drugs.","votes":"10","pct":23.26,"type":"x","order":"2","resources":[]},{"id":"12","title":"Yes, I feel good about helping someone down on their luck.","votes":"5","pct":11.63,"type":"x","order":"3","resources":[]},{"id":"13","title":"Yes, we could all end up like that.","votes":"1","pct":2.33,"type":"x","order":"4","resources":[]}] ["#194e84","#3b6b9c","#1f242a","#37414a","#60bb22","#f2babb"] sbar 160 160 /communitypolls/vote/1-root.html?id=5 No answer selected. Please try again. Thank you for your vote. Answers Votes ...