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Northwood Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver of a red Jeep at a gas station on Woodville Road that was next door to a used car dealership, the scene of a murder nearly 23 years ago.

Michael Bollman who was the Car Corral’s finance manager, was shot multiple times on Dec. 20, 1996, at approximately noon. He was working alone at the time of the murder, which happened to be his 26th birthday. The case has grown cold since then.

         Following the recent murder of a teenager in East Toledo, local officials have organized a public meeting at the Waite High School cafeteria on Thursday at 6 p.m. to find ways to reduce crime and improve the community.

        “We wanted to get together and talk about issues facing East Toledo,” said Lucas County Clerk of Courts Bernie Quilter, who was raised in East Toledo and now resides in Oregon. “We want to hear ideas from residents about how to make East Toledo vibrant again.”

        Navarre Park in East Toledo is about to get a major makeover.

        Toledo Councilman Peter Ujvagi, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, representatives from Toledo Refining Company and Mercy Health Partners last week announced a partnership to improve East Toledo through the revitalization of Navarre Park in East Toledo.”

        In his 12 ½ years as the director of the Wood County Emergency Management Agency, Brad Gilbert recalls the efforts of first responders after the June 5, 2010 tornado in Lake Township as his proudest moments.

        In a letter announcing his retirement on March 29 to first responders, Gilbert writes, “All of you responded to provide service not only in Lake Township, but dedicated yourselves to make sure the rest of the county had first responder service during this disaster. Whether from the north or south, east or west, you are all professionals that provide your communities and the county with the best service possible.”

       Construction could start as early as this spring on the first phase of development of the Glass City Metropark in East Toledo.

        In an update on plans for the park, Scott Carpenter, a spokesman for Metroparks Toledo, told members of the East Toledo Club Thursday that contract bids could be awarded in May with construction starting shortly after.



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