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Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to not sell or lease the Ohio Turnpike but instead issue bonds backed by turnpike toll revenue to fund road projects has found support among some local officials.

Melanie Bowen, who chairs the Lake Township Board of Trustees, said Thursday that although she hadn’t heard details of the proposal it sounded “very creative.”

Woodville native Matt Hammer has a fun hobby. He builds things out of LEGOs.

Yes, that popular building toy that most people think of as a kids toy but has at least as large of an adult following all around the world.

A midnight league drew 228 different basketball players to the East Toledo Family Center over a six-week period.

One evening drew 61 players, mostly young adults between the ages of 18 to 24, who hit the Family Center court two nights per week from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Program coordinator Jan Scotland said with spectators, at times there were up to 100 people present in the gym.

The Ohio State University Extension’s Consumer and Urban Horticulture program used to have a narrow focus when it first started years ago, according to Amy Stone, OSU’s Extension educator.

In the 1990s, when Stone started her job, the program focused on gypsy moth eradication and control management.

Christmas lights will decorate the front of the municipal building on Seaman Road this season following some complaints by residents that they miss seeing them adorn the property in previous years.

The most recent complaint was from Frederick Gerke, of N. Eastmoreland Drive, who appeared before council at a meeting on Dec. 3, to ask why the city stopped decorating the trees at the municipal complex for Christmas.

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