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It will truly be like Christmas in July in Pemberville, when the Pemberville-Freedom Area Historical Society receives $220,000 in state funds earmarked for the installation of an elevator and two handicapped-accessible restrooms on the second floor of the 122-year-old Pemberville Opera House.

The funding will come as part of the Capital Budget signed April 1 by Gov. John Kasich. The bill, sponsored by said Rep. Ron Amstutz (R., Wooster), chairman of the House Finance Committee, allocates nearly $2.4 billion for repairs, maintenance and construction of publicly owned buildings and other infrastructure at the state and local level. “It’s a blessing,” said Carol Bailey, historical society member and Pemberville Opera House programming director, who has been on a mission to make the opera house theater accessible for elderly and disabled audience members.

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Twin spotted-necked otter pups born Jan. 21 at the Toledo Zoo will make their debut to zoo visitors later this spring. Their genders are currently unknown, as the zoo’s animal care staff allows them to bond fully with their mother before they are handled. The pups will remain off exhibit until they are able to swim in the deeper water of their public exhibit. The pups' parents arrived in late spring, 2012, for the opening of Tembo Trail. (Photo by Toledo Zoo/Mary Beth McConnell)

Spittin’ Image to perform

Audiences at the Pemberville Opera House will not only think they’re seeing double, they’ll have double the enjoyment when Spittin’ Image – the duo comprised of twins Blain and Brian Swabb take the stage Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Their performance is sponsored as part of the ongoing Live in the House concert series.

The twins were born and raised and still live in Greenville, Ohio, Darke County. They started picking their instruments at a young age, and by the time they turned 13, they had formed their first group. At 14 years old, they were performing most weekends. After graduating from high school, the two traveled the Midwest playing the hotel and resort circuit.

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Giving money to people along road

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