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The Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Thomas Zich for the 1991 murder of his wife, whose body was found in the trunk of her car parked on an East Toledo street.
The appeals court affirmed the guilty verdict reached by a Lucas County Common Pleas Court jury in 2009 – a case that drew widespread interest because it had been a cold case reopened and involved several police agencies.
Seneca Petroleum Corporation is expanding its operations in East Toledo on the former site of the Interlake Iron Corporation Plant on Front Street.
“The land is kind of unique because the land was originally a coke plant,” said Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Chief Operating Officer Matt Zapara.
Northwood City Council on Dec. 15 was unable to pass the city’s 2012 budget.
That’s because costs for increased Basic Life Support (BLS) were included in the budget, which some on council had opposed.
Mayor Mark Stoner plans to beef up the city’s BLS with capital replacement funds, which were reallocated into the general fund last year to reduce the strain on the general budget as a result of fewer income tax collections.
On Dec. 17, First St. John Lutheran Church, Seaman Street, Toledo, hosted the Toledo Symphony Orchestra for a gala holiday concert held as part of the church’s 150th anniversary celebration.
The church was decorated in holiday finery for the sold-out concert, which was conducted by Jeffrey Pollock, has been planned in celebration of the church’s 150th anniversary. The church will be decked out for the gala performance, which will include a wide range of Christmas songs, including “Adeste Fidelis,” “Song of the Bells,” and a Christmas singalong.
Genoa Village Council approved its $8.3 million temporary budget for 2012 at Monday’s meeting.
State law mandates passage of a temporary budget before year’s end. March 31 is the deadline for a final budget.
The legislation was passed with an emergency clause, which means the budget takes effect immediately rather than the normal 30-day waiting period after item’s passage, according to Fiscal Officer Chuck Brinkman.
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