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Rolling Stone is calling it a “pulse-racing thriller.”

For a group of local women, the review of the film “The Ides of March,” which opened in theaters Oct. 7, is a gross understatement.

The Birmingham Hall of Fame’s 35th Annual Inductee and Scholarship Banquet will be held Oct. 16 at St. Stephen School Hall, 2018 Consaul St. in East Toledo.

The celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a social hour. The “World Famous Chicken Paprikas and Pig in the Blanket” dinner will be served family-style at 6 p.m. Guest speaker for this event is Tod Kowalczyk, head basketball coach for The University of Toledo Rockets.

An austerity plan that includes closing Graytown and Carroll elementary schools if an operating levy on the November ballot fails has been approved by the Benton-Carroll-Salem school board.

The schools would be closed starting with the 2012-13 school year, reducing personnel by six teaching and 10 non-teaching positions.

Humane Ohio, a federally licensed non-profit organization, has announced that it will begin offering free spaying and neutering of feral and owned cats in East Toledo.

According to Jill Borkowski, marketing manager for Humane Ohio, the organization began offering to fix what the agency calls “free roaming” cats in the 43609 zip code, which encompasses Toledo’s old south end, in April 2010.

While voters in the Woodmore district focus on a bond issue that would leverage state funding for a new elementary school building, members of booster groups and Communities Achieving Goals for Extracurricular met recently with Craig Stough, an architect retained by the school board, to discuss plans for a new auditorium at the high school.

The proposed auditorium would be constructed if voters next month approve a 6.95-mill bond issue for the elementary school.

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