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The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation jointly released a new Port of Toledo Economic Impact Study which indicates that the port generates nearly 7,000 jobs and vessel and cargo activity creates more than $1 billion in economic impact.

“There is a lot of good news that comes out of this study. It really validates what we do everyday and take for granted,” said Paul Toth, president and CEO of the port authority. “These are significant numbers.”

Sue Grover started her business in memory of her son, David Meyer Jr., who passed away three months before his 11th birthday.

“He passed away and my son Jonathon suggested we do something in his brother’s memory, so we opened up the sports memorabilia store. I won a lawsuit and took the money to open up my first store 16 years ago,” Grover said.

The Wood County Health Department has been trying to work with the owner of the dilapidated Woodville Mall for months in order to get the 42 year-old structure back into code.

Brad Espen, Wood County director of environmental health, said his department has been trying to work with the owner, Mehran Kohensieh, LLC, of Little Neck, New York, to no avail.

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is expected to conduct an Access Management Study on Navarre Avenue (State Route 2) to examine the safety of vehicles pulling out of businesses onto the busy thoroughfare.

“There are a lot of accidents on Navarre between Coy and I-280,” Paul Roman, director of public service, said recently at an Oregon City Council meeting in response to a question by former Councilman Kathy Pollauf about brush obscuring the view of vehicles attempting to pull out of access drives on Navarre.

Advocates are urging state leaders to act on legislation which would help protect gay students from bullying in Ohio's schools.

House Bill 208 would add sexual orientation, gender identity and other enumerated protections to Ohio's anti-bullying law.

Ed Mullen, executive director of Equality Ohio, says a recent videotaped attack of a gay Chillicothe teen in a classroom shows that these incidents are becoming more common.

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