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East Toledo residents have heard it all before — a new plan to develop the Marina District is in the works and its’ going to attract new money from hundreds of miles.

For decades, requests for proposals have been issued and developers have come and gone.

However, those same residents are saying this time it may be for real. Why? Because, residents say, the Metroparks of the Toledo Area are the ones laying the groundwork and the ProMedica health care system is a major player.

With a recent refinancing of bonds issued for the construction of the middle school, the Lake School District has saved more than $1.86 million in interest costs, according to the district administration.

The Lake board announced last week the completion of a second bond refinancing that will save an estimated $827,500.

The original bonds, sold in 2001, were scheduled to be fully paid off in December 2025, said Jeff Carpenter, district treasurer. However, they were refinanced in 2007 that netted an interest cost savings of $1.03 million.

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity where you make a difference each time you donate your time? Mobile Meals of Toledo has the perfect volunteer “job” based on your availability.

“Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others,” Toledo-born actor Danny Thomas once said.

Mobile Meals is looking for a few good volunteers to help deliver food to seniors, the ill, disabled and homebound needing assistance. Volunteers for regular routes and substitutions are needed for pick-up out of Mercy St. Charles (Navarre & Wheeling).

The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce is donating $250 to help two recovering drug addicts in their effort to help others.

Bill Kegerize, chamber president, said the donation will go to Solomon Luther Church in Woodville where Nate Kehlmeier and Erika Warren hold sessions for addicts and their families dealing with drug abuse.

Their program, called Families Recover Too, is offered Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Kegerize said the donation will cover costs for renting a room at the church for a year.

A former president of the United Steelworkers Local 5000 union has been charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the labor union.

David R. Sager, 58, of Gibsonburg, was indicted on nine counts of embezzlement or theft, 18 counts of mail fraud, one count of obstructing justice and one count of making false statements to law enforcement officials.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Northern District of Ohio Office, Local 5000, which is based in Middleburg Heights, went on strike in 2009 after failing to reach a contract agreement with a company identified as Company 2 in the indictment. The company proposed eliminating the position of contract coordinator, which Sager held.

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