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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.

Looking for something to do with family and friends between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays? Why not visit the Toledo Museum of Art and take part in The Great Art Escape – five days (Dec. 27–Dec. 31) full of arts activities for the whole family.

Each day of The Great Art Escape will feature different programming related to the Museum’s art collection. There will be storytelling, performances in the Great Gallery, mini-performances highlighting works of art in the TMA collection, drawing in the galleries and the chance for visitors to sketch designs and see Museum artists create their designs in glass.

Oregon City Council last Monday unanimously approved the city’s 2012 budget.

Administrator Mike Beazley said the city has held lengthy hearings with the Finance Committee “and considerable input from council,” on the proposed budget.

Beazley said $10,000 was added to the capital improvement budget for banners on Navarre Avenue since council discussed the budget at the last meeting.

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