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Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers reported seizing 189 pounds of marijuana March 11 during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike in Lake Township.

Seniors from across the city packed the East Toledo Senior Center at Navarre Park to listen to Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson’s presentation asking voters to approve Issue 2.

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Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson joins
seniors at the East Toledo Family Center
to support Issue 2. (Press photo by Ken
Grosjean)

On Wednesday, over 60 seniors arrived at the shelter house off White Street, many making the trip from other senior centers across town in vans provided by the Area Office on Aging. Mayor Hicks-Hudson was flanked by District 3 councilman Peter J. Ujvagi, who represents East Toledo, at-large councilman Larry Sykes and Council President Steven Steel.

Oregon City Council on Monday will consider establishing the hours, rules and regulations of parks in some neighborhoods that have concerns about loitering and other inappropriate activities after dark.

City Administrator Mike Beazley said the proposed amendment to the city’s zoning code on parks and recreation is under review after discussions with block watch groups.

“They are concerned about the use of city properties, small parklands, in the Eastmoreland and adjacent neighborhoods, and they want to make sure we can properly regulate the use of the parks after dark,” he said at a committee of the whole meeting on March 7.

A dilapidated building that was left vacant for over 20 years in East Toledo was finally torn down last week by the Lucas County Land Bank, which had recently acquired the foreclosed property.

The commercial property at 452 Dover near Dearborn, was blighted and the subject of many neighborhood complaints over the years.

“This demolition is very significant to the community. It’s been such a thorn for so many decades,” said Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz, who is chairman of the land bank’s board of directors.

“The land bank is in a position to do so many rehabs all across the community. I treat them as routine, but this is uniquely important to the psyche of people in East Toledo. In all the conversations we’ve had with community members in East Toledo, this was a property that Jodi Gross always mentioned as a major eyesore and problem,” he said.

Oregon City Council on Monday will consider revising engineering services for designs for the Pickle Road Storm Sewer Relief Ditch project so that more homes can benefit from new storm sewers.

Council on March 14, 2011, awarded a $51,000 contract to Jones & Henry Engineers LTD., to provide professional engineering services for the final design and bidding for the Wolf Creek Relief Ditch project and a $91,000 contract for the Pickle Road Storm Relief Ditch project.

The city is requesting to amend the design contract for the Pickle Road Storm Sewer Relief Ditch project to include an additional 1,700 feet of new 24” and 30” storm sewer that will provide storm drainage relief for the East Meadow and Delta Addition (Flo, Fleitz, and Mary Allen) subdivisions as well as for an area near Coy Road. Jones & Henry Engineers LTD., would receive an additional $18,000 for the revised project.

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