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Afghan veteran training for leukemia fundraiser
Written by J. Patrick Eaken   
Friday, 01 August 2008 05:56

When Kimberly Hasapes lost her mother, Nana, to leukemia last December, Kimberly didn’t make the choice to sit at home and gloat.

A 38-year-old retired United States military veteran, she remains motivated to help fight the disease that killed her mother.

Her 20 years in the Ohio Army National Guard, including 10 years active duty, took her to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. She has dealt with difficult situations before and is determined to turn her mother’s death into something positive.

 
East Toledoans to get help spay, neutering cats
Written by Kelly Kaczala   
Tuesday, 24 June 2008 12:28
Humane Ohio, a non-profit organization on Secor Road in Toledo, is offering to spay and neuter cats owned by East Toledoans for just $25 on July 2 to stem the rising tide of unwanted litters of kittens and homeless cats.

East Toledo residents have until June 25 to register and reserve a spot on Humane Ohio’s transport van, which will pick up their cats on Wednesday, July 2 at 7:30 a.m. and return Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave. To register, contact Humane Ohio at 419-266-5607. Residents must show proof they live in East Toledo to receive the discounted rate.
 
Oregon to issue notes for capital improvements
Written by Kelly Kaczala   
Tuesday, 24 June 2008 12:15

Oregon City Council on Monday will consider selling one year notes totaling $4,975,000 to fund various capital improvement projects.

Council at a committee of the whole meeting last Monday agreed to consider voting on the matter at a meeting the following Monday.

“We would borrow the notes in anticipation of a future bond issuance for these various projects,” said Administrator Ken Filipiak.

 
School building plans in hands of the governor
Written by Larry Limpf   
Tuesday, 24 June 2008 12:25

While Governor Ted Strickland reviews a capital budget bill that arrived in his office last week, Brent Welker feels as if he’s sitting on pins and needles.

Whether or not the governor approves an amendment to the budget bill could decide how two area school districts proceed with major construction projects that qualify for funding from the Ohio School Facilities Commission.

 
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